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I Quit! A Resignation Letter Example You Can Use To Help You Exit in Style

Phew! This time of the year we get very BUSY. Yep, absolutely inundated with clients who have decided that they don't want to start the New Year in their old job. Why now? Well, our completely unscientific theory is that the sun's out and people are shaking off the winter haze; feeling invigorated and filled with possibility. As work winds down for the year, they finally have a moment to sit back and give their current career situation some serious thought. "Can I do this for another year?", "Will I ever get that promotion I was promised four years ago?". When the answer is 'no', people frantically start getting their CVs and cover letters in order for New Year applications.

Through this job searching process, one of the things you will inevitably need to do is write a resignation letter. It is laid out in black and white in the employment contact that to resign, you will need to provide a letter in writing to your manager. Did you know that legally, there is some very specific point a resignation letter must cover? We can almost guarantee that writing a resignation letter is not something anyone thinks about until the very instant they actually need one... Right? As per usual, we have you covered!

Yes, while there are many templates out there on the interweb, some of them are a bit, well, blah... a little...dry? We did some digging and have pulled together one of our own, which, if we do say so ourselves, has a little more sincerity and pizzaz.

It's all yours! Copy it, paste it, and edit it to make it your own. We are happy to be your one-stop-shop when it comes to neatly and politely wrapping up one chapter of your career, as well as helping you create the stunning, polished application you'll need to launch your brilliantly talented butt into the next exciting position! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Copy and paste from here:

Your name

Your address


Phone Number

Today's date

Name of manager

Managers job title

Name of the company

Company address


Dear ________________ (Name of manager)

Please accept this letter as formal notice of my resignation from the position of__________ (Name of your position) for ____________. (Name of org) In line with the required two-week notice period outlined in my employment contract, my last day of employment will be ____________. 

An optional section explaining where you are heading next (It could be to another job, though it could also be something like not returning from maternity leave, taking a sabbatical, returning to full-time study, moving locations, leaving to go on extended travel, etc.)  

i.e. - After much consideration, I have decided to accept an offer of employment at __________ (Name of Company). as a ___________(Name of position). Although accepting this offer was not an easy decision to make, I am ready to take on a new challenge in my career.   

This organisation has provided me with many opportunities during my tenure, for which I am very grateful. Thank you for the support you have provided me during the last ____ years I have worked for ______ (Name of org), specifically the encouragement to attain my personal and professional development goals; it has been very much appreciated. While I am looking forward to what the future holds, I’ve enjoyed being part of the _________ team; working collaboratively alongside some highly talented, innovative people. 


I sincerely wish the best for you and the company moving forward. Please let me know if you are open to acting as a verbal referee for me if the occasion should arise. 

Up until my final day with the company, I am more than happy to offer any assistance that might help make the transition of my exit and your finding/training a suitable replacement, as seamless as possible.  

Best regards

Your Name


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