Open-ended resignation letter(5 samples)

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Open-ended resignation letter(5 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of “Open-ended resignation letters.”

Writing an “Open-ended resignation letter.”

When writing an “Open-ended resignation letter,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • The first step is to tell your employer about leaving your job and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the Last Date of your work.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving your job. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Tell your boss that you welcome the opportunity to keep in contact in the future.
  • Finally, thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to your employer. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1: “Open-ended resignation letters”

“Dear (Supervisor Name): 

This letter is to inform you that I am resigning from my position as (job title) with (company name), effective (date). I am willing to stay on for two weeks — until (date) — to provide a seamless transition for my replacement. 

I have appreciated the opportunity to learn from you and contribute to the company in this role. Being part of the team that launched the (name of the project) that sparked the division to its highest revenues ever is something that I will always remember. 

One of the most challenging things about moving on is the loss of your guidance. I have greatly benefited from your leadership and mentoring, and I would welcome the opportunity to keep in contact in the future, as I sincerely value your knowledge and experience. 

We will need to work out my final work schedule as well as the disposition of my accrued vacation/leave time and employee benefits. I will await your guidance on how to handle these issues. 

Again, thank you for the opportunity. I would enjoy staying in contact. Please feel free to reach me at (personal e-mail address). 

I wish you — and the company — all the best. 

Sincerely, 

Your Name”

Sample 2: “Open-ended resignation letters”

“Maeve Guerra

City, State, Zip Code

To Sonya E. Dunn

Manager, HR

Company Name

City, State, Zip Code

Dear Ms Dunn,

Please accept this letter as my resignation from my position as Sales Representative with Company Name. As we have discussed, my family is currently experiencing some pressing matters which require my full attention, and I must temporarily leave my position here. My last day of employment will be October 3, 2014, though I hope to return as soon as possible. This correspondence is my official two weeks’ notice of resignation with the intent to return in the future.

I hope my departure does not cause many inconveniences for my supervisor and co-workers. I will work to complete all unfinished projects over the next two weeks and will inform my clients that I will be leaving. In addition, I am happy to assist with the training of a replacement to make the transition easier. I can be reached at 000-000-0000 or email@email.com should you require further information.

I am grateful for the chance to return to the job I love when my situation is resolved. Thank you so much for your support during this time. I wish everyone at Company Name well.

Sincerely,

Donald Benson

Sales Representative

Company Name”

Sample 3: “Open-ended resignation letters”

“[Header with your name]                                                        [Date]

[Address]

[Contact Information]

To Head of Human Resources [insert their name if you know it],

Effective as of [insert date here], I, [state your name], am putting in my official resignation as [insert role here]. I have found my time with [insert company name] most valuable and I hope to have proven an asset to the company. I look forward to my future endeavours and thank you for all the knowledge I have gained. It’s been a pleasure working for you, and I hope our paths will cross again in the future.  My last day will be [insert date here]. 

Thank you again for this opportunity to work at [insert company name here]. 

Sincerely, 

[Insert name here with signature underneath]”

Sample 4: “Open-ended resignation letters”

“Dear (Supervisor Name): 

This letter is to inform you that I am resigning from my position as (job title) with (company name), effective (date). I am willing to stay on for two weeks — until (date) — to provide a seamless transition for my replacement. 

I have appreciated the opportunity to learn from you and contribute to the company in this role. Being part of the team that launched the (name of the project) that sparked the division to its highest revenues ever is something that I will always remember. 

One of the most challenging things about moving on is the loss of your guidance. I have greatly benefited from your leadership and mentoring, and I would welcome the opportunity to keep in contact in the future, as I sincerely value your knowledge and experience. 

We will need to work out my final work schedule as well as the disposition of my accrued vacation/leave time and employee benefits. I will await your guidance on how to handle these issues. 

Again, thank you for the opportunity. I would enjoy staying in contact. Please feel free to reach me at (personal e-mail address). 

I wish you — and the company — all the best. 

Sincerely, 

Your Name”

Sample 5: “Open-ended resignation letters”

“[Current date]  

Dear [Supervisor’s name],  

Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from my role as [Title]. My last day with [Company] will be [End date].  

To ease the transition after my departure, I am happy to assist you with any training tasks during my final weeks on the job. I intend to leave thorough instructions and up-to-date records for my replacement.  

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the knowledge and experience I have gained by working here. I am very grateful for the time I have spent on our team and the professional relationships I’ve built. It’s been a pleasure working for you, and I hope our paths will cross again in the future. 

Sincerely, 

[Your signature and printed name]”

Frequently Asked Questions: Writing an “Open-ended resignation letter.”

How do I quit and leave the door open?

You can leave the door open by:

  • Complete all the projects.
  • Leave on a high note. 
  • Keep positive during exit interviews.
  • Thank your employer for the opportunity.
  • Stay in touch.

Is it okay to take back your resignation?

Yes, you can rescind your resignation. However, ensure you have a valid reason for your decision as most employees don’t accept retractions.

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Citations

https://www.allen-associates.co.uk/blog/2019/12/how-to-leave-your-job-but-keep-the-door-open