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How to Properly Write a Resignation Letter

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Tips on how to Properly Write a Resignation Letter

Writing a resignation letter is the proper way to leave an employer. There are different styles of resignation letters but you should always turn one into your employer before leaving your job instead of just walking out on them.

Your resignation letter is your way to give written notice to your employer that you will be discontinuing your employment with the company. Giving a two-week notice is great when leaving a company, but if that's not possible it's better turning one in still anyways instead of not turning one in at all.
A resignation letter can only be as complicated as you make it depending on how much information you want to share. On top of your resignation letter your letterhead should have the date, your name, your title and your address. Start off your letter with "Dear Mr. or Ms. and their last name."
Your resignation letter can be as simple as a notification that your last day of employment will be on a certain date. It would be great to let them know also that you will be of great assistance to them if they need you during the transaction. End the letter with a simple "Sincerely, Your Name.

Please note that you do not need to give any reason why you are leaving or give any other information if you do not feel the need to. If you want to, you can add some thank yous in your letter. You can thank him/her for being a great boss over the time you have worked for them. Again, this is optional, not necessary but if you feel this way there is absolutely nothing wrong with letting your boss know this. Do not insult or criticize your boss or any of your co-workers, it would be real tasteless.
If you want you can disclose the reason that you are leaving the company on your resignation. For example, maybe you are relocating or maybe you took on a new position with a new company, this is optional of course. You can let your employer know how you regret that you will be leaving the company. You never know the future and you may need that employer again one day. Turning in a resignation letter could only benefit you one day if you come in looking for a position with the company again in the future! Also, it will show your appreciation you've had working for the company. Makes a great reference!



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