This blog post is a curation of five samples of letters of resignation. You can use these to copy and paste your own letter.
Copy Pasting a Letter of Resignation
Keep in mind the following points when using these reference letters to copy and paste your own letter of resignation:
- Change all the names and addresses to suit your context
- Replace the brackets with your designation and important dates
- Tweak the statement of intent and reason for resignation
- Mention specifically what you’re grateful for
- Offer assistance with the transition based on your bandwidth and availability
Sample 1: Letter of Resignation Copy & Paste
Your City, State, Zip Code
Ms/Mr/Mrs Name and Surname
City, State, Zip Code
Dear Ms/Mr/Mrs Surname (or first name if you have an informal relationship)
I have enjoyed working at Company Name and have learned a great deal. I appreciate both the opportunities and guidance I have been given during my employment with the company.
However I have decided that the time has come for me to move on and this letter serves as my formal resignation from the position of Job Title with Company Name. In fulfillment of my employment contract I am giving you two weeks notice from today’s date Month Day Year. My last working day will be Month Day Year
I wish you and the company continued success in the future.
Sample 2: Letter of Resignation Copy & Paste
Your City, State, Zip Code
Mr Mark Green
City, State, Zip Code
Dear Mr Green/Mark
Please accept this letter as my formal resignation as Accountant for Clean Corporation. My last working day will be (provide date after 2 weeks or required notice period).
Leaving my job with Clean Corporation has been a difficult decision as my time here has been so positive and rewarding. I am grateful for all the opportunities I have been given and I have particularly enjoyed been part of your team. However after much consideration I have accepted a new career opportunity with another company.
I wish you and the team continued success.
Sample 3: Letter of Resignation Copy & Paste
785 Belleview Way
New York, NY 10020
January 1, 2017
1 Finance Center
New York, NY 10176
Dear Mr. Smith,
This letter represents my official notice of resignation from my position of electrician with G&E effective on the 2nd of April, 2017.
It has been a gratifying experience to work alongside the individuals at G&E. I appreciate the knowledge and experience I have gained during my time here.
I trust two weeks will be a sufficient amount of time for you to find a replacement and I’d like to offer my assistance in training the person that will take over my position.
Thank you for your understanding.
Sample 4: Letter of Resignation Copy & Paste
Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms [Manager’s name]
[Company name and address]
Dear [manager’s name],
Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from the position of [job title] at [company name]. My last day with the company will be [date]. Please let me know what to expect as far as my final work schedule, accrued holiday leave and employee benefits.
This was not an easy decision to make; however, after careful consideration, this will be a good opportunity for my career growth. I would like to take this time to thank you and the team for giving me this opportunity. I have enjoyed the last [x] years, and I’ll take with me all the great things I have learned here.
If there is anything I can do to make the transition easier, please let me know.
Sample 5: Letter of Resignation Copy & Paste
[Your Street Address]
[Your City, State/Province, Country]
[Your Phone Number]
[Your Email Address]
[Employer Contact Name]
[Employer Company Name]
Dear [Employer Contact Name],
[First paragraph: I am writing to provide you with my formal notice of resignation from The Company. My last day will be January 19, 2018, two weeks from today.]
[Second paragraph: This was not an easy decision to make, and I appreciate your support over the course of my employment at The Company. I truly value the experience, training, and knowledge I gained over the past 5 years. It has been a pleasure working with you and the team.
[Third paragraph: Please let me know how I can help during this transition. I wish you all the best as the company continues to grow.]
[Image of Signature]
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Frequently Asked Questions (Letter of Resignation Copy & Paste)
How do I professionally resign immediately?
To resign immediately, you need to inform and explain why you have to leave at such short notice. This is only possible if your employment contract allows for this. Otherwise, you may have to find a way to compensate for the inconvenience monetarily or with other resources.
How do I resign for a month?
If you hand in your resignation, you are choosing to leave the job. If you only want a month’s period of a break after which you’d like to return, you need to apply for leave. Once you resign, you cannot come back unless invited by your employer.
Should I talk to my boss before resigning?
You may talk to your employers if you feel like it but you are not compelled to. Talking to them may prevent damage to your professional relationship but at the same time, it’s a personal decision.