One Week Notice Resignation Letter (+5 Samples)

In this blog post, we are going to see how to write a resignation letter with just one week notice. We have also included some sample resignation letters of this kind for your reference.

Writing a One Week Notice Resignation Letter

Here are some important bullet points to keep in mind if you are writing a one week notice resignation letter:

  • Read your work contract
  • Talk to the HR Manager
  • Inform your employer
  • Get advice from new employer
  • Give your contact information
  • Mention your departure date
  • State your reason for resigning
  • Maintain a polite tone
  • Include your concerns
  • Thank your employer
  • Proofread your letter
  • End on a positive note

Sample 1: One Week Notice Resignation Letter

“Manny Atencio

183 Westvale Drive

Albuquerque, NM, 87040

March 22, 2017

Cheryl Wozniak

Security Manager

Coronado Center

6600 Menaul Blvd

Albuquerque, NM, 87343

Dear Ms. Wozniak,

It is my regret to inform you that I must hand in my resignation as head of security at Cornado Center. My last day of work will be next Wednesday, the 29th of March.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, I am not able to fill out the regular two weeks as per the employee handbook. I have an urgent family matter to attend to which I cannot go into more detail about.

I hope you understand and accept this letter as I do not wish to cause you or the department any aggravation. You have been very good to me and I have very much enjoyed working under your authority.

Although I will only be here for one more week, I would like to extend my services in guiding my replacement through his rounds and duties.

Best regards,


Manny Atencio”

Sample 2: One Week Notice Resignation Letter

“Dear Sir/Madam,

As discussed earlier please accept my resignation from (date) with seven days notice required by the company. I wish all the best to the company and staff.

Sincerely Yours,

Your Name, Designation”

Sample 3: One Week Notice Resignation Letter

“Dear Ms. Buckley,

This letter is to inform you of my resignation from Smith Communications, effective October 8, 2014. I am resigning due to my acceptance of another job offer with which I would need to start right away. Please accept this letter as my official one-week’s notice of resignation from Smith Communications. I am truly sorry for any inconvenience that this short-notice resignation may cause to you or any of the other team members and wish to do all in my power to help make this transition a smooth one.

I will inform my coworkers personally of my intentions and strive to either finish my current projects or transfer responsibility where appropriate. If I can be of any further assistance in this matter, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me via phone at (555)-555-5555 or email at [email] I look forward to hearing from you.

I appreciate all of the valuable experience I have learned in my time at Smith Communications and trust that it will continue to serve me well in my future endeavors. I will miss all of my coworkers and the great work environment but look forward to what the future holds. I wish you all the best. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Larry Burns

Larry A. Burns

Project Director

Smith Communications”

Sample 4: One Week Notice Resignation Letter

“Jamya Patrick

City, State, Zip Code

To Jordan E. Snow

Manager, HR

Company Name

City, State, Zip Code

Dear Ms. Snow,

This letter is to inform you of my one-week notice of resignation from my position as Sales Coordinator with Company Name. The reason for such short notice is that I have been offered another job opportunity with a required start date of September 29, 2014. Therefore, my last day of work here will be Friday, September 26, 2014. Please consider this my official one-week notice resignation letter.

I do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or my colleagues. However, I will do all that I can to ensure that my current projects are completed or assigned to capable co-workers for completion prior to my departure. Should you require any further assistance, I can be reached at 000-000-0000 or

My time here at Company Name has been an invaluable learning experience. I am in debt to all with whom I have worked and wish everyone at Company Name the greatest success in the future. Thank you so much for your attention to this matter.


Jason Sykes

Sales Coordinator”

Sample 5: One Week Notice Resignation Letter

“Cole Schrieffer

294 NW 11th Ave.

Portland, OR, 97300

(503) 808-5342

January 1st, 2017

Daryl O’Reilly

Head of Operations

Bridgeport Brewing Company

1212 Marshall St

Portland, OR, 97204

Dear Mr. O’Reilly,

It is with remorse that I write to you today with my formal resignation. My last day of work will be January 8th, 2017.

The reason for the short notice is rather personal, all I can say is that I am no longer in need of employment. I want you to know it has nothing to do with you or the company. I have very much enjoyed my 4 years working at Bridgeport Brewing Company and have nothing but good things to say about management and my coworkers.

I hope you’ll accept this short notice of resignation and please let me know if I can help find or train a replacement.

Best wishes,


Cole Schrieffer”

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FAQs (One Week Notice Resignation Letter)

Can you give a one week notice when resigning?

Generally companies require a minimum of two weeks’ notice but under certain circumstances, a 7-day notice may also work. Speak to your manager to clarify this.

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 you write a positive resignation letter?

A positive resignation letter will be polite in tone with a paragraph focussing on the appreciable factors of that workplace. It can also include an offer to assist with the transition.