Write a Letter of Resignation

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You letter of resignation l should be fair to both parties involved, the employee and employer. When writing a resignation letter, you should show consideration to the person or to the company from whom you are resigning.

How to Write a Letter of Resignation

Whatever your reason is for resigning, whether it's because;

  • You don't like your boss.
  • The work is too hard for you.
  • Your hours or schedule aren't working out for you.
  • Too much work for too little pay, or one or the other.
  • It's not challenging enough for you.
  • It's not the work you are passionate about.
  • You've been offered something better.
  • Family matters;
    • Someone transferring.
    • Illness (either your own or a loved one's)

Whatever the reason, explain your reasons in your resignation letter, even if it's issues with the company you're working for - it might make them improve working conditions in the future. You should always assume responsibility for your resignation and do not blame someone else or your boss for your resignation.

In your letter you should mention a good aspect; like you are pleased to have work in the company and that you are pleased to make the acquaintance of so man in the company, and let them know who valuable the experience was for you, and how much you learned.

What to Remember

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    Make sure you state the exact date your resignation will take effect.
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    Provide an acceptable reason for your resignation.
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    Mention positive points like the privilege of working with the company, and co-workers, or how valuable the experience was for you.
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Sample Letter: Better Job Offer With Better Pay

Name of the Company

Address Line (1)

Address Line (2)

State, City Zip Code


I am submitting my resignation, effective May 15, 2017.

My association with COMPANY NAME has been a good one, and I will miss all the great friends and co-workers I have had the privileged to get to know. As I told you in our conversation two weeks ago, I have received an offer that is very agreeable and would be helpful regarding out current family financial statement and the future growth-potential of the position.

Your understanding with my decision to leave COMPANY NAME is greatly appreciated.



Sample Letter: Resignation Letter Because Of Family Responsibility

Name of the Company

Address Line (1)

Address Line (2)

State, City Zip Code

Dear [Recipient Name],

I'm really thankful and grateful for the opportunity for working in your company for almost [years], but I regret to inform you that I am resigning my position as [ your company's position] in [State your company name] effective on [Last day of your employment]. My family is currently experiencing a difficult situation. As a responsible member of my family, I believe that it would be best for me to stay home with [the person needing assistance or the whole family if applicable] to help out during this difficult time.

Thank you for understanding. It's been a pleasure working for [company name] Perhaps when this crisis is over you will reconsider hiring me again.



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