Resignation letter for career growth (Samples)

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

Resignation letter for career growth

A resignation letter for career growth is very common.

At some point, some people decide the current job they are doing is not letting them advance professionally or not letting them grow anymore.

Sometimes it feels as if there is a cycle we have already ended and now we are in search of new adventures, more challenges for our professional life that eventually lead to growth.

Therefore, it is considered normal to think about expanding your horizons and exploring other career options.

Here we will present some examples of resignation letters for career growth. 

“Sample 1 resignation letter for career growth

In this example, there is an expressed desire for career growth and also how the current company


Dear [Name of recipient],

I am writing this resignation letter to inform you of my decision to leave this company as of [Date]. I have enjoyed the time that I have worked with this firm. There is no privilege that I have been denied. 

However, a time has come that I feel that the best step to take is to resign.

I have been aspiring to grow in my career. However, I feel I have worked at my full capacity and abilities at this company. I am not facing competition, and so I plan to join a more competitive setting. Before I leave, however, I am working on training a temporary replacement so that we can have a smooth transition. I hope that you will have a better replacement for my position.

Kindly feel free to contact me even after I shall have left if there be a need. I value the season that I have been here and wish that we keep a working relationship. I wish you well as I leave.

Thank you


[Your name and signature]

Sample 2 resignation letter for career growth

In this scenario of a resignation letter for career growth, it has been expressed the need for career growth previously but without any changes. However, it is also expressing all the positive experiences and thanking for the opportunity. 


Dear [Name of recipient],

Please consider this my resignation letter from my position as [job position] at [Name of company], effective [Date].

The past [x amount of time] at this company have been incredible. I have enjoyed working here and feel that I am leaving with a great deal of experience. However, I have expressed my interest to move up the ladder many times over the years, and I see that this position does not have as much room for growth as I had originally anticipated. I feel that I need to move on and seek a position that allows for more responsibility and professional career growth. 

Being [role name/job position] has been very enjoyable over the last few years, but sadly I must move on in order to do what is best for me and my career. I hope to stay in touch and I want to thank you again for the time we shared together. I wish you all the best.


[Your name and signature]

Sample 3 resignation letter for career growth

In this example, we have a scenario where there is already a new job offer with career growth possibilities in a different field. Even though it is an exciting opportunity, it is important to write a polite resignation letter aiming to preserve the relationship with the company and thank for the time that you spent in your position. 


Dear [Name of recipient],

On this day I am writing to you to give my formal resignation from my role as [name of the role/job position] for [Name of company]. My last day of work will be [date].

Even though it is not an easy decision, I have decided to pursue a career in a different field I yearn to explore. I am grateful for the experience and growth that the company offered me from the beginning and during my [x amount of time] employment. This experience will guide me as I move forward with my new career path. I will fondly remember my time in this company.

Upon my departure, I will return the devices the company has provided me, including the cell phone and laptop. Before I leave, there will be a full report about my activities within the last period.

Please let me know how I can be of help during this transition. If necessary, I would be happy to assist in training my replacement. 

Best wishes,

[Your name and signature]

Sample 4 resignation letter for career growth 

In this example, we can evidence how the career growth opportunities are related to going back to school and further your studies. 


Dear [Name of recipient],

I am writing to inform you that I will be tendering my resignation from my employment as a [job position/role] in this company. Therefore, I would like to give [period of notice], effective from today’s date. My last day of employment in [company name] will be on [last day worked]. 

I am resigning from this prestigious company as I have decided to further pursue full-time studies to obtain my [Name of educational certificate] in [subject of study]. While this was a difficult decision to make, I would like to obtain further education, which I believe would help me in my career progression in the future.

I would like to thank you and the team for the unconditional support and guidance since the first day I have been in [name of the company]. Being at [job position/role] during the time I have been with the company has helped me to develop useful skills that are valuable to me when I am pursuing my further studies.

I hope to keep in touch in the future. I wish [name of the company] and [department name] all the best.


[Name and signature]”

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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