Immediate resignation letter for new job (Samples)

In this brief blog post, we will provide examples of a resignation letter for a new job.

Immediate Resignation letter for new job

A resignation letter for a new job can be a very exciting and saddening experience for some.

It is intended to be written when you have received a new job offer that you probably consider it is better for you or simply because they have a higher pay rate.  

In this case, you could try speaking to your boss first, write the letter in advance, state the last date of work, keep your reasons brief, have a positive tone, offer additional help and provide your contact information in case they will need you during the transition.

Here we will present some examples related to a resignation letter for a new job.  

Sample 1 Immediate resignation letter for a new job

“Tina Rodriguez 

123 Main Street 

Anytown, CA 12345 


May 1, 2018

Derrick Lee 



123 Business Rd. 

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr. Lee:

I am writing to formally notify you of my resignation from my position at PQR. I was recently offered a new opportunity with a company headquartered very close to my home and have decided to take their offer.

Currently, I spend several hours a day commuting and this new opportunity will allow me more time with my family outside of work. My last day of employment with PQR will be May 31st. 

My years at PQR have been some of the best of my life. I will miss my job and the incredible people I have had the pleasure of working with throughout the years.

I cannot thank you enough for all of the opportunities and experiences you have provided me during my time with the company.

I appreciate your support and understanding, and I wish you all the very best. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance during the last few weeks of my time here.


Tina Rodriguez (signature hard copy letter)

Tina Rodriguez”

Sample 2 Immediate resignation letter for a new job

This sample 2 refers to an email resignation letter for a new job opportunity. It is always recommended delivering a hard copy but if it is not possible then this example can help you still submit your intention to resign. 

“Subject: Resignation – Firstname Lastname

Dear Mr. Michaels,

Please accept this as my notice of resignation from ABC Company, effective March 23, 20XX. I have been offered a new job opportunity with XYZ Company which will allow me to gain further management experience.

Thank you for all the experience I have gained working for you at ABC. I learned a lot about the business in the four years I’ve been here, and I appreciate the advice and support you have given me.

Please let me know what I can do to make this a smooth transition for the entire department.


Firstname Lastname


Sample 3 Immediate resignation letter for a new job

“Maria Yang

123 Main Street

Anytown, NY 12345


September 1, 2018

Robert Smith

Director, Human Resources

Acme Software

123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 12345

Dear Mr. Smith,

I am resigning from my position as a production supervisor on September 15. This resignation letter provides you with two weeks’ notice to plan for job coverage or my replacement.

Working at Acme Software for the past twelve years was an opportunity that I appreciate. Starting as a production worker, I progressed through the ranks to my current supervisory role and I appreciate the help and support that I had from you along the way. I’ve enjoyed my coworkers and the company provides an excellent work environment for employees.

I have been offered the position of plant manager. This is a new job opportunity for me, a job opportunity that will not be available here for quite some time. So, I will pursue this new job opportunity even though I hate to leave Acme Software.

I start my new job on June 1 and had hoped to take several days of vacation in-between positions as I have not used any vacation time this year. Between now and then, I’d like to help with the transition of my job and responsibilities to another employee. It is my sincere wish that my leaving does not cause you undue hardship.

You’ve been a good boss and a good employer. I’ll help all that I can until I start my new job. Just let me know what you need me to do.

I wish you nothing but the best. I have been thankful for and happy in my job with Acme Software. My memories of Acme Software and my coworkers will be positive.


Employee Signature

Maria Yang”

Sample 4 Immediate resignation letter for a new job

This example you can use when you do not necessarily want to let your previous company know about your new job opportunity, depending on your circumstances and whether you would like to disclose the specific reason why you are resigning (e.g. personal reasons). 



Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from the position of [INSERT JOB TITLE] at [INSERT COMPANY].

Although my employment contract states a required notice period of [INSERT NOTICE PERIOD LENGTH], I would like to reduce this to [INSERT REQUESTED NOTICE PERIOD LENGTH], completing my employment on [INSERT LAST DAY YOU INTEND TO WORK].

This is due to [INSERT REASON WHY YOU REQUIRE A SHORTER NOTICE] and I hope we can come to an amicable agreement to grant this request. I will do everything possible to provide a smooth handover on my current projects.

I have enjoyed being a part of the team and am thankful for the opportunities you have given me during my time here. I hope that I can rely on you for a positive reference in the future.

Yours sincerely


Other sample resignation or leave letters

Below are some of the other resignation or leave 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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If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, loneliness or any similar mental health issue then seeking help for it may be a good option.

Mental health issues such as depression, loneliness and anxiety can affect anyone of us.

If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run program may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.

You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.

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