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Sample resignation letter example

In this guide, we will see some sample resignation letter examples that you can copy and paste, adjust at your convenience and according to your experience, and print if you need to hand in your resignation letter to quit your job.

Sample resignation letter example

Here are some of the best sample resignation letter examples you can use and adjust at your convenience.

They also can inspire you or give you ideas on how to write your own letter.

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  1. Sample resignation letter example (Two Weeks’ notice)

Example from thebalancecareers.com:

“Your Name

Your Address

Your City, State Zip Code

Your Phone Number

Your Email

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Date

Name

Title

Organization

Address

City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

I am writing to announce my resignation from Company Name, effective two weeks from this date.

This was not an easy decision to make. The past ten years have been very rewarding. I’ve enjoyed working for you and managing a very successful team dedicated to a quality product delivered on time.

Thank you for the opportunities for growth that you have provided me. I wish you and the company all the best. If I can be of any help during the transition, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name”

  1. Sample resignation letter example (formal resignation letter)

Example from thebalancecareers.com:

“Your Name

Your Address

Your City, State Zip Code

Your Phone Number

Your Email

Date

Name

Title

Organization

Address

City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

I would like to inform you that I am resigning from my position as Marketing Supervisor for the Smith Company, effective October 1, 20XX.

Thank you for the support and the opportunities that you have provided me during the last two years. I have truly enjoyed my tenure with [insert Name of Company], and am more than grateful for the encouragement you have given me in pursuing my professional and personal growth objectives.

If I can be of any assistance during this transition in order to facilitate the seamless passing of my responsibilities to my successor, please let me know. I would be glad to help however I can.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name”

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  1. Sample resignation letter example (Basic)

Example from thebalancecareers.com:

“Kathy Leonard

802 Brockton Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93306

(000) 123-1234

[email protected]

March 4, 2020

Mr. James O’Leary

Manager

Acme Corp.

7803 Main Street

Bakersfield, CA 93306

Dear Mr. O’Leary:

Please accept this letter as notice that I will be resigning from my job here at Acme Corp. two weeks from today’s date.

Thank you for the support and the opportunities you have provided me over the course of the last six years. You and our team have created a climate that makes it a pleasure to come to work each morning, and I will miss you all.

If I can do anything to help with your transition in finding and training my replacement, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Kathy Leonard”

  1. Sample resignation letter example (Teacher)

Example from resumegenius.com:

“[Your Name]

[1234 Street Address]

[City, State, Zip]

[Today’s Date]

[Company Name]

[1234 Street Address]

[City, State, Zip]

Dear [Supervisor’s Name],

Please accept this letter as formal notice of my resignation as Seventh Grade World Studies Teacher at [School Name], effective [Resignation Date].

After a period of consideration, I have decided to return to school to earn my Master’s in Education. I truly enjoyed my tenure at [School Name]. Teaching my subject matter every day has been an absolute joy. Likewise, it has been incredibly rewarding to watch students learn and develop so quickly.

Under your leadership, I have no doubt [School Name]’s fantastic reputation will continue years into the future. Thank you for the advice and mentoring these past few years. It has been a privilege to work with you.

Sincerely,

[Your Signature]

[Your Name]”

  1. Sample resignation letter example (Nurse)

Example from resumegenius.com:

“[Your Name]

[1234 Street Address]

[City, State, Zip]

[Today’s Date]

[Company Name]

[1234 Street Address]

[City, State, Zip]

Dear [Supervisor’s Name],

Please accept this letter as formal notice of my resignation as a [Position Name] at [Hospital Name], effective [Resignation Date].

After a period of consideration, I have decided that I will [Reason for leaving, ex: “accept a position in a private practice office”]. After [# of years] year[s] of dedication to saving lives in a hospital setting, I am ready to [transition into a new role in a different healthcare environment].

Working with patients every day has been my life’s work. Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to connect and empower the lives of so many individuals and families for over a decade.

I am sure [Hospital Name] will continue to live up to its sterling reputation and continue providing top patient care. Many thanks for the advice and mentoring these past few years. It has been a privilege to work with you.

Sincerely,

[Your Signature]

[Your Name]

[Position Name] [Hospital Name]”

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  1. Sample resignation letter example (career change)

Example from resumegenius.com:

“[Your Name]

[1234 Street Address]

[City, State, Zip]

[Today’s Date]

[Company Name]

[1234 Street Address]

[City, State, Zip]

Dear [Supervisor’s Name],

I am writing to inform you of my resignation from [Position Name] at [Company Name], effective [Resignation Date].

I have decided to pursue another opportunity in a different career field. I have been very fortunate to be given many opportunities to learn useful skills during my time at [Company Name]. Your guidance and support have prepared me well for the future.

Please let me know how I can be of help during the transition period. I wish you and the company the very best going forward.

Sincerely,

[Your Signature]

[Your Name]”

  1. Sample resignation letter example (promotion letter of resignation)

Example from resumegenius.com:

“[Your Name]

[1234 Street Address]

[City, State, Zip]

[Today’s Date]

[Company Name]

[1234 Street Address]

[City, State, Zip]

Dear [Supervisor’s Name],

I am writing to inform you of my resignation from [Position Name] effective [Resignation Date].

I have decided to accept the promotion offered to me by [Department Name]. I am thankful for all the support and opportunities to pursue interesting projects in numerous areas, which have prepared well for my next challenge. I sincerely hope we can collaborate together on future projects.

Please let me know how I can be of assistance during the transition period. I wish you and the company the very best going forward.

Sincerely,

 [Your Signature]

[Your Name]”

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  1. Sample resignation letter example

Example from Themuse.com:

“Dear Ms. Fran Braden,

I’m writing to give my formal notice that I’ll be leaving my role as Office Manager for Larry and Keets Financial Partners on July 31.

I’ve recently received an offer to serve as an executive assistant at a small startup, and after careful consideration, I’m excited to explore this new path in my career journey.

I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunities I’ve been provided working on the Operations team for the past four years. It’s been a wonderful experience to work for such a great company and help in solving Larry and Keets’ mission to provide better financial support for older employees.

Please let me know if I can be of any assistance during this transition. Thank you for all your guidance. I wish you all the best and look forward to keeping in touch.

Sincerely,

George Lin”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about sample resignation letter example

How do I write a simple resignation letter?

If you want to write a simple resignation letter make sure you keep it brief and straight to the point, keep it professional, provide your reason for leaving (optional), remain polite, and thank your employer for the opportunity.

State your intention to help in the transition period, for instance training your replacement.

Avoid including any negative comments or criticize your boss or other employees.

Use a closing statement and sign your letter.

How do I write a letter of resignation to HR?

Writing a resignation letter to HR or addressed to your HR manager should include:

– The date you are writing your letter.

– Your employment information (i.e. full name, job role, etc.)

– Your recipient’s information (i.e. HR manager’s name)

– Your last day of employment considering the notice period.

– Thanking your employer.

– Ask any relevant questions you may have.

– Close and sign.

How do you write a resignation letter for a PDF?

A resignation letter for a PDF has the same format as any resignation letter.

Just make sure you keep it brief and straight to the point, including only positive comments, submit it in advance and make it personable.

How do I resign gracefully?

If you want to resign gracefully, make sure you are committed to quitting and going through with it.

Write a professional resignation letter and it can help if you practice or see examples on how to write a graceful resignation letter.

Be ready to ask any questions and prepare for a counter offer.

How do I write a good resignation letter?

A good resignation letter should have a statement with your intention for leaving, your name and your current job position, the last day of employment, a “thank you” statement and offer assistance in the transition period (i.e. training your replacement).

Other sample resignation letters

Below are some of the other resignation letters we curated.

If you are looking for a job, you should also ideally start your job research on job websites such as Indeed.

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References 

Doyle, A. (2020, Mar.) Best Resignation Letter Examples. Retrieved from thebalancecareers.com.

Resumegenius.com: “career specific resignation letter samples”

Greenawald, E. (n.d.) How to Write a Resignation Letter (With Samples!). Retrieved from themuse.com.

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Daniela Paez is a Clinical Psychologist with an MSc. In Clinical Neuropsychology from Bangor University. She has vast experience in working with children with disabilities, adolescents and their families, in extreme conditions of poverty and vulnerability. Additionally, she owns a private practice where she provides neuropsychological evaluation for children and adults, and treatment for mood disorders, anxiety, couple therapy, among other conditions.