Resignation letters from IBM (5 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of “IBM resignation letters.”

Writing an “IBM resignation letter.”

When writing a resignation letter from IBM, these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • If you are employed for one year or less, you must give a one-month notice period. If you are employed for more than one year, you must give two months’ notice.
  • If you give the required notice period, you are not obligated to give any reasons for quitting;  however, it would be best to tell your employer why you are leaving your job.
  • The first step is to tell your employer 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.
  • 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:  

“Joseph Q. Hunter

123 Main Street

Anytown, Swiss 12345


August 7, 2020

Jane Smith

Senior Manager

IBM Company

123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Ms Smith,

I would like to notify you that I am resigning from my position as Assistant Manager for IBM effective August 21. 

Thank you very much for the opportunity you’ve given me to learn all about store management and proper customer service. I have genuinely enjoyed my time with the company, and I believe the experience has taught me much about the furniture industry as well as how to effectively manage employees.

Next month I will be taking a position as a manager of a new retail store, but in the meantime, I will be happy to assist in the transition of a new Assistant Manager.


Joseph Q. Hunter (signature hard copy letter)

Joseph Q. Hunter”

Sample 2:

“January 1, 2018

Dear Ginni,

I write this letter to you on my last day at IBM. I write it with the utmost love and the deepest sadness. I love having been an IBMer because I got to work with some of the best people I have ever met. I am sad because even with so many great IBMers, we can’t seem to transform IBM.

I joined a little over four years ago because I thought I could be essential in helping IBM transform to once again make delightful cupcakes. I am not resigning to join another company, nor to retire. I am resigning because I no longer believe that IBM is heading in the direction of ever making a delightful cupcake again.

In the four years we’ve worked on delivering a transformative product, the closest we came was Bluemix. But despite its initial promise as a platform to rival Amazon Web Services (AWS), it’s quite clear that it has succumbed to the IBM business model: satisfying our largest customers, but not delighting buyers who’ve never bought from IBM before. Despite all the wonderful UI work poured into Bluemix, AWS is still a more delightful user experience. And Amazon is pulling further ahead with each new release of AWS services.

And it’s not just Bluemix that has come up short. I’ve gotten to know our portfolios pretty well, first as part of IBM Design and currently as part of the Global Offering Management Transformation team. Across the board, our offerings are still primarily focused on our highest-end customers, who have the most demanding criteria, and require the most complex features and functions.

When I look around at the number of cupcakes introduced by competitors in recent years (Slack, Zoom, Tableau, Splunk, Mailchimp, ServiceNow, Cloudflare, Google Apps), I think to myself each time: “IBM could have easily produced such an offering if we’d succeeded in our transformation.” In my four years as an IBMer, we have failed to deliver a cupcake that has wowed the market. We haven’t even come close. This leads me to the disappointing conclusion that we probably never will.

Consider this resignation letter free advice from an seasoned IT analyst who IBM used to listen to for constructive criticism. Perhaps it’s not too late. If enough IBMers speak up and say our transformation is failing, that we are not successful enough in winning new SMB users who have barely heard of IBM, then maybe you and the other IBM senior executives will redouble your efforts to truly complete the transformation. Nothing would make me prouder than to see IBM wow the market with a truly delightful cupcake that becomes a broad market leader in the cloud.

Until then, my deepest thanks to you for your tremendous efforts to transform IBM, and to my fellow IBMers for all they have shared with me. I am proud to have been an IBMer. I will always be grateful for the amazing experience of being an IBMer during such a transformative time.

Most sincerely,

— Nick”

Sample 3:

“(Insert Current date)

(Insert Manager’s name)

(Insert Company Name)

(Insert Company Address)

Dear (Insert Manager’s name)

Please accept this letter as formal notification of my resignation from (the position) at(company name). My last day with the company will be (date).

Before I leave, I will ensure that all my projects are completed as far as possible, and I am happy to assist in any way to ensure a smooth handover to my replacement.

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to work at (company) for (years of service). During this time I have thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere within the team, and I will miss our interactions.

While I am excited by the new opportunities that I will be pursuing in my new role, I will always remember my time at (company name) with affection. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information after I leave, and I would be delighted if you stay in touch.

Kind regards,

(Your signature)

(Your printed name)”

Sample 4:

“Dear Mr Kaveni,

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 short notice is somewhat 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 enjoyed my four years at IBM and have nothing but good things to say about management and my co-workers.

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 Orlando”

Sample 5:

“ Dear [Manager’s Name],

I am writing to formally notify you that I am resigning from my position as [Your Job Title] with [Your Company Name]. My last working day will be [Date] as per the terms mentioned in my employment contract.

I would like to express my gratitude to you and the company for making my tenure at [Company Name] a truly pleasurable one. I have enjoyed [include some job responsibilities that you enjoyed working on], and have learned [include a few things you have learned at the job]. My learnings here have helped me grow as a professional and will always guide me throughout my career.

Over the next [notice period – weeks/months], I will do everything possible to wrap up my duties and train other team members to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to assist you during the transition.

I wish you and the company all the best. Hope to stay in touch in the future.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

——————— [Your Signature]

[Your Name]”

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the tips for writing a resignation letter?

Helpful tips for writing a resignation letter

  • Be professional and positive. 
  • Go straight to the point. 
  • State the specific date you plan to stop working.
  • Go through your contract or the company’s policy before quitting. 
  • Provide information about the transition. 

How do I quit my job in IBM?

You must submit a letter of resignation to your supervisor and the human resources department. Termination is only valid from the time that the other party has been informed of it.

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