Resignation letter without job lined up (4 samples)

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This blog post will show you samples of “resignation letters without job lined up”

How to write a resignation letter without job lined up

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If you feel stuck in a dead-end job or you feel unappreciated, quitting without a job lined up is the best option. Although it may be a risky move, your mental and physical health comes first. Also, if you’ve got the money and are feeling weighed down by your current job, you can resign to focus fully on your job search and dedicate yourself to finding the new job that will advance your career.  

Another reason of quitting without a job lined up is; if you want more education and/or a career change, or if you want to start your own business. If you’ve become financially secure through investments, equity in companies you’ve worked for, real estate, or any other means, there’s no shame in quitting your job and living off of savings if you can afford to do so.

When writing a “resignation letter effective immediately without job lined up,” this is the best format to follow.

  • The first step is to tell the organization about leaving the 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.
  • 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 the organization. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1: “Resignation letters without job lined up”

“[Date]

[Employer’s name and title

Name of company

Company address, city, state ZIP code]

Dear [employer or HR representative]:

I regret to inform you that I will be leaving [company name] in two weeks’ time. Due to unforeseen personal issues, I am unable to continue to carry out the responsibilities of my role and I feel it is in the company’s best interest that I vacate the position. My last day will be [date of final working day].

This was not an easy decision and I do hope that my departure will not cause you or [company] any hardship or inconvenience. Please feel free to reach out to me if I can assist with finding a replacement or do anything else to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone.

Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to your team and for your understanding. I’ve enjoyed working for [company] and I cherish my time here. I hope that we will be able to stay in touch. I look forward to seeing how [company] grows in the future.

Sincerely,

Your signature (hard copy only)

Your typed name”

Sample 2: “Resignation letters without job lined up”

“[Immediate Supervisor]

This letter is to inform the management of [xyz company] that I am resigning from the post of [abc] which I have been serving for [no.] years. I will be completing my two-week notice period which makes [date] my last working day here.

I understand that my departure from the company is unexpected as I hoped to see a long and fulfilling career here. However, in light of certain personal family issues, I have decided to take a break from work and focus on my mental health and that of my family. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused due to my sudden departure and hope the management empathizes with me during these times.

I thank the management of [xyz company] for showering me with so many opportunities throughout my tenure here. I also wish to thank [Person name] who has been a wonderful mentor and guide in my journey at the company. I additionally thank each and every member of my team who has made my work environment so blissful and creative. I finally wish [xyz company] continued success in all its future endeavors.

Best regards,

[Name]”

Sample 3: “Resignation letters without job lined up”

“[Name]

[Address, zip code]

[Phone number]

[Email]

[Date]

[Immediate Supervisor]

This is to formally inform you that I am resigning from my post of [abc] at [xyz company] after having served here for [no.] years. I will be completing my due notice period which will make [date] my last working day at the company.

My departure from the company is definitely unexpected and is bound to raise many eyebrows. However, my decision stands as I expect to leave my job and focus on taking care of my family members more as of this moment. While I am certainly happy to spend more time with my family, I still will miss the family I have made through my many years at [xyz company].

I thank each and every employee at [xyz company] who has enriched my experience and given me so many opportunities throughout my tenure here. I especially thank [Person 1] and [Person 2] who have been my pillars of strength at the company and have guided me through many choppy waters. I hope [xyz company] continues to rise in my absence.

Sincerely,

[Name]”

Sample 4: “Resignation letters without job lined up”

“[Date]

[Immediate Supervisor]

I hereby inform you that I am resigning from my post of [abc] at [xyz company] after having worked here for [no.] years. My departure will be immediate which will make [date] my last working day at the company.

At this point, I understand that my departure from the company is untimely. At the same time, it is important that I do this now as I have been facing certain burnout issues due to the large workload in recent months. Since it has started to impact my mental health negatively, I have decided to resign and take a break after discussing with the rest of my family.

I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by my sudden departure from the company and will be more than happy to help during the transition. I thank [xyz company] from the bottom of my heart for letting me be a part of such a reputed and esteemed organization for these many years.

Best regards,

[Name]”

Frequently Asked Questions: How to write a resignation letter without job lined up

What should you include in a resignation letter?

What to include in a resignation letter

  • A clear statement that expresses your intention to resign. 
  • Provide the proper amount of notice. 
  • Offer a transition plan. 
  • A short explanation about why you are leaving. 
  • A polite expression of gratitude. 
  • Negative comments about your managers. 
  • An overly positive tone.

How do I write a letter of resignation for an association?

You can write a letter of resignation for an association by first expressing your thanks to the association and then mentioning your last working day. You can then state the reason of your departure from the association in a polite and professional manner without divulging too much unnecessary information.

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Citations

https://careersidekick.com/quit-job-without-another/
https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/starting-new-job/resignation-letter-sample-for-personal-reasons#:~:text=I%20regret%20to%20inform%20you,date%20of%20final%20working%20day%5D.
https://www.inhersight.com/blog/career-development/quitting-without-job-lined-up

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