Interview & Career tips: Resignation letter template

Here are some tips on Resignation letters

How to write a resignation letter

This can be a hard task, always remind yourself your motivators of why you are looking for a new job.  When you are preparing to hand in your resignation, you will need to consider the best way to write your resignation letter. Making the decision to leave your role can be difficult and some candidates get nervous about the process is often telling your current boss that you are moving on to a new role.

Example resignation letter

When writing your resignation letter, it is really important  to include the current date and the address of your company, in accordance with standard letter writing practices & to link with your contract. If you have 28 day notice, this will be from the date of the letter, not from the date your boss has accepted you are leaving and come to terms with it. That why the date is essential, as its the date your contracted notice will kick in from.  It is also very important to be professional and polite throughout, you never know when you come in contact with this person in the future, even if you had a difficult time. You should discuss any further points in an exit interview with HR

Sample letter.

Dear [Manager’s Name],

Please accept this letter as formal notification of my intention to resign from my position as [job title] with [company name]. In accordance with my notice period, my final day will be [date of last day].

I would like to take this time to thank you for the opportunity to have worked in the position and be part of your team. I will take a lot of what I have learned with me in my career and will look back at my time here as a valuable period of my professional life.

During the next [notice period in weeks] I will do what I can to make the transition as smooth as possible, Please let me know if there is anything further I can do to assist in this process.


[Your Name]


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