How to Write a Resignation Letter for a Job You Just Started (+5 Samples)

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to write a resignation letter for a job you just started. We’ve also included give sample letters of this kind in the post.

How to Write a Resignation Letter for a Job You Just Started

If you are planning to write a resignation letter for a job you recently started, here are some important points to consider:

  • Speak to your manager about it in person
  • Consider staying back
  • If it’s not possible, draft a formal resignation letter
  • Explain clearly why you need to resign
  • Mention the official last date
  • Give adequate notice
  • If your employment contract has any parameters, list your plan for them
  • Express your gratitude for whatever you appreciated
  • Thank them for accepting the sudden resignation
  • End it positively and politely

Sample 1: How to Write a Resignation Letter for a Job You Just Started

“Brenda Swayze

Account coordinator

Princeton Marketing Group

1321 East Street

Orlando, FL 32839


December 16, 2021

Martha Simpson

Marketing manager

Princeton Marketing Group

3350 Orange Street, Suite 3000

Dear Martha,

Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from my role as an account coordinator at Princeton Marketing Group. My last day will be on December 31, 2021. I apologize for any inconvenience, but my husband’s company is forcing us to relocate at the start of the new year. We just learned about the change, and it will be a quick move for everyone.

I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to work with Princeton Marketing Group, and I regret I’m unable to work with the company longer. However, I’m happy to assist with the transition as necessary or, if possible, continue to work on a freelance basis. Please contact me via cell phone at 407–555–9876 or via my personal email at

Again, my sincerest apologies for my quick resignation, and I appreciate my time with Princeton Marketing Group.


Brenda Swayze”

Sample 2: How to Write a Resignation Letter for a Job You Just Started

“Winston Smith

123 Easy Street

Allentown, Pennsylvania 12345

Ruth Rigby

Acme Corporation

456 Industrious Drive

Allentown, Pennsylvania 67891

April 27, 2022

Dear Ruth,

I am writing to inform you that my last day at the Acme Corporation will be on Wednesday, May 11. Thank you for the opportunity to work here, and please accept my apologies for leaving so soon after my start date.

As you know, my training in is graphic design, and I have just been offered an excellent job in my field. I am very excited about the opportunity, but I realize that this puts Acme Corporation in a difficult position. Although I have only been here a short time, I want to do everything I can to make my departure easier on you and my colleagues. Please let me know what I can do to help.

I remain extremely grateful for the faith you placed in my in hiring me and the time you have spent training me on the systems at Acme. Thank you for understanding that this new job is truly an opportunity that I can’t refuse.


Winston Smith”

Sample 3: How to Write a Resignation Letter for a Job You Just Started

“Dear [Name],

Unfortunately, after only a few dats at [Company], I wanted to let you know that I will be resigning from my position as a sales representative. My last day will be [Date].

I appreciate [Company]’s confidence in me to start my sales career with their team. I was recently offered a position as a sales manager at another firm, and after carefully considering my options, I decided that it is better for me to take this next step in my career.

I appreciate all the opportunities afforded me here and would love to help as much as I can during my last two weeks.



Sample 4: How to Write a Resignation Letter for a Job You Just Started

“Dear Ms. Sands,

I’m writing to let you know that I’m leaving my job as a Software Engineer at Groupon. The first day of August 2021 will be my final day of work.

I appreciate the opportunity that Groupon has provided me, however I just accepted a position with another firm that is more suited to my career path. This opportunity will allow me to advance professionally in my chosen sector.

Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your patience and compassion at this time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you with this change; I’d like to make it as easy as possible for your organization.

I regret not being able to continue on the work; nevertheless, I value the possibilities that have been offered to me, and I hope to keep in touch in the future.


Sam Smith”

Sample 5: How to Write a Resignation Letter for a Job You Just Started

“Felicity Weeks

City, State, 91010

Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Ms. Maple,

I’d like to begin this letter by saying thank you for offering me the position of inside sales at L&M Products. From my first day just three months ago, I’ve felt welcome and valued and until recently, I have felt my future was here. Unfortunately, that has turned out not to be the case, and it is in no way the fault of L&M.

Due to circumstances beyond my control and related to the health of my mother, I will no longer be able to continue my employment, and my last day will be Friday, September 22, which is two weeks from today. I am in the process of making plans to relocate to Kansas to care for her in the short term while making arrangements for her long term care.

I will continue to develop leads and leave complete notes for the individual you hire to replace me, and if you have any questions or special requests before my last day, please know I’ll do what I can to help with the transition.

I sincerely regret this turn of events. I am grateful to you for your belief in my potential and wish I could have stayed on to prove us both right. Thank you for your understanding.


Felicity Weeks”

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