How to Write A Resignation Letter (Plus A Template!)

11/7/2016
Caroline Gray

If you have decided to leave your current place of employment, the professional and courteous thing to do is to write a formal letter of resignation. Good news: we are here to spare you some overthinking and anxiety. A resignation letter is brief, direct, and devoid of extraneous fluff. All you need are the details of your departure, peppered with a sense of gratitude and appreciation for the experiences you’ve had on the job.

No matter the circumstances of your departure, the important thing to remember is to stay professional. Many times these letters are shared with managers and HR team members, so be sure to keep that in mind when writing. How you proceed with this letter and the subsequent two weeks can impact your reputation and the relationship you have with a company long after you’re gone.

Need to write a letter resignation asap? Check out this format below—it’s short, simple, and too the point. Plus, below is a handy checklist for items to consider including in your resignation letter.

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