Formal Resignation Letter Samples

As an employee of a company, one of the responsibilities you have is to let your employer know when you want to quit your job. It’s a common courtesy to produce a letter of resignation that specifically states your date of resignation along with your name and title. You do not, however, have to give a reason for your resignation in the letter. 

Many People Make This Mistake!

Employees change jobs all the time and for different reasons. It’s a part of life and as such, it’s good to leave your job on a positive note. It can be difficult to do this sometimes, but if you leave on a positive note, your chances of acquiring future positions is increased.

There are several things to keep in mind when you give a letter of resignation. First, give your employer plenty of notice to fill your vacancy. The general rule of thumb is to give at least two weeks notice, more if you can and if you’re in a high level position. This allows your employer time to find a new person, possibly have you train that person, and it’s a courtesy to the company and your fellow co-workers.

Avoid Speaking Negatively

Secondly, always be positive. Think of the positives on the job and any special projects or achievements that you were involved in. Avoid speaking negatively about anyone in the company to other employees. Below are popular samples of formal resignation letters to use as a guide to writing your resignation letter.

Formal Resignation Letter Samples