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Resigning

Classic Letter

Dear [Recipient’s name]:

This letter is to formally announce my resignation from [company name], starting today. My last day will be [two weeks from today].

It has been a pleasure to work for [company name]. Please let me know how I can help to make a smooth transition during my remaining time here.

Regards,

[Your Signature]

 

Grateful Letter

Dear [Recipient’s name]:

Thank you for the opportunity to work at [company name]. I have learned a lot during my time here. I truly appreciate your guidance and friendship during my time employed.

However, the time has come for me to move on. This letter is to formally announce my resignation from [company name], starting today. My last day will be [two weeks from today].

Please let me know what I can do to make my final time here a productive experience.

Regards,

[Your Signature]

 

Counter Offer Letter (Risky Strategy)

Dear [Recipient’s name]:

This letter is to formally announce my resignation from [company name], starting today. My last day will be [two weeks from today].

I have not accepted a job with another company as of yet. My decision is based on the uncertainty of the future of my career at [company name]. I have tried to discuss my career advancement in the past, with no real results.

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss with you a possible career future, assuming you are interested in keeping me employed with your company.

Regards,

[Your Signature]

 

Final Decision Letter

Dear [Recipient’s name]:

This letter is to formally announce my resignation from [company name], starting today. My last day will be [two weeks from today].

As much as I would like to re-assess my current situation here at [company name], I have already accepted another position with another company, so my decision is final.

Thank you for the opportunity to grow my career.

Regards,

[Your Signature]

 

Different Career Letter

Dear [Recipient’s name]:

After much thought, and serious discussions with friends and family, I have decided to pursue a different career.

Therefore, this letter is to announce my resignation with [company name], starting today. My last day will be [two weeks from today].

My decision to pursue a different career holds no relation to my experiences here at [company name]. I thoroughly
enjoyed my time employed here, and would recommend the experience to anyone looking for a fair and rewarding job.

Please let me know what I can do to make my final time here a productive experience.

Regards,

[Your Signature]

 

Polite Resignation Letter

Dear [Recipient’s name]:

I am sorry to inform you that I am leaving [company name]. This was a difficult decision, as working for [company name] has been a positive experience and one for which I am thankful. I have learned a great deal here, and have enjoyed working on our projects with you. However, career enhancement opportunities have led me to accept a position with another company. This final decision was reached only after thorough consideration.

In order to lessen the impact of my departure I have postponed the effective date of my leaving until two weeks after the date of this letter.

I wish continued success to [company name], to your projects, and to you. Please feel free to contact me after I leave if I can be of any assistance.

Sincerely,

[Your Signature]

 

Formal Resignation Letter

Dear [Recipient’s name]:

Please accept this letter as my formal resignation as [your position] for [company name] to become effective as of [resign date]. I have accepted a position in [state, place].

I believe this position will offer me more challenge and opportunity for advancement as well as allow me to broaden my own skills, experience and knowledge.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you and [company name] for your time and efforts in my training and advancement during the last [time period]. The support and concern shown for me has been deeply appreciated. There will be no need for the extension for a counter offer as I would not look favorably upon it.

I wish you and the company continued success, and should you need my assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Sincerely,

[Your Signature]

 

Polite Resignation Letter

Dear [Recipient’s name]:

I am writing you to officially tender my resignation from [company name] effective [date example: Friday, June 15th, 2012]. Working for [company name] has been a wonderful experience. I could not ask for a better group of colleagues. I have grown in many ways here and will always treasure the opportunities provided for me by [company name].
I will be accepting a position as [position] with [company name]. While I will miss my friends here at [company name], I feel that it is time for a new challenge and experience.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Best wishes,

[Your Signature]
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