Career Resources: Sample Resignation Letters

Sample Resignation 1:


(Business Name)
(Your Address)

Dear ______________:

This letter will confirm my resignation from the position of (your current position). I have accepted a new position as (new position) at a (type of business moving to) in (location of new job).

My last day of employment will be on (Date), which should provide sufficient time to complete existing projects and assist with the transition to a new (your position).

The past (#) years at (current business) have been both professionally and personally rewarding. Thank you for your trust and support over the years. I have appreciated the opportunity to expand my skills and work with many talented individuals.

Thanks you, sincerely,

(Your name)

Sample Resignation 2:


(Name of person that you are sending the letter to)
(Company address)

Dear Mr. (Name):

Please accept my resignation of my position as (Position), effective (Date). I am offering two weeks’ notice so that my responsibilities can be transferred to my replacement. clients.

While I have enjoyed very much working under your direction, I find now that I have an opportunity to further develop my career in areas that are more in line with my long-term goals. I thank you for the training that I have received under your supervision. It is largely due to the excellent experience I gained working for (Company Name) that I am now able to pursue this growth opportunity.

During the next two weeks, I am willing to help you in any way to make the transition as smooth as possible. This includes assisting in recruiting and training my replacement. Please let me know if there is anything specific that you would like me to do.

Again, it has been a pleasure working as a part of your group.

Best regards,

(Your Name)

Sample Resignation Email (general) 3:

Dear Mr. (Name of person that you are sending the letter to):

This email is to notify you that I am resigning my position with (Current Company) effective (Date).

I have enjoyed my work here very much and want to thank you and the rest of the department for all the encouragement and support you have always given me. In order to achieve the career goals that I’ve set for myself, I am accepting a higher level position with another company. This position will give me an opportunity to become more involved in (area you are going to be working in). Please know that I am available to help with any staff training or offer assistance in any way that will make my departure as easy as possible for the department. I want to wish everyone the best of luck for the future.


(Your Name)
(Your phone number)
(Your email)

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