Sample resignation letter effective date (6)

In this guide, we will see some sample resignation letters with an effective date and some letter templates.

Sample resignation letter effective date

A sample resignation letter with an effective date basically means that you are writing a resignation letter with the effective date when your resignation should take effect, the date you are leaving the company.

Most employers usually expect their employers to include a 2 weeks notice period so they can find a suitable replacement, by delivering a formal resignation letter.

However, it is recommended to get in contact with your manager if you need to quit your job if there are emergency or difficult circumstances to attend and you can’t give a 2 weeks’ notice.

This is also referred to as an immediate resignation letter and it can have an immediate effect.

Sample 1

Example from

“Dear Mr. Chang,

I am sending you this letter to inform you of my resignation from my position as an accountant at Smith Communications. I am handing in this resignation due to personal reasons. The effective date will be January 15, 2014, so please accept this letter as my official two weeks’ notice of resignation. I truly regret any inconvenience that my resignation may cause to you and Smith Communications.

During my last two weeks, I will make every effort to either transfer responsibility where appropriate, or assist in training a replacement accountant. I would like to do my part in making this transition as smooth as possible for all parties involved. If you have any questions or wish to discuss these points with me further, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at (555)-555-5555 or email at [email] I look forward to hearing from you.

I will miss you, the rest of the staff and the great work environment at Smith Communications and hope that our paths may cross again some day. I am grateful for all of the experience I gained at this job and feel confident that it will continue to be helpful in my future endeavors. I wish Smith Communications every success. Thank you for your understanding.

Yours sincerely,

Rachelle Lee

Rachelle M. Lee


Smith Communications”

Sample 2

Example from

“Your Name

Your Address

Your City, State Zip Code

Your Phone Number

Your Email






City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

I would like to inform you that I am resigning from my position as Marketing Supervisor for the Smith Company, effective October 1, 20XX.

Thank you for the support and the opportunities that you have provided me during the last two years. I have truly enjoyed my tenure with [insert Name of Company], and am more than grateful for the encouragement you have given me in pursuing my professional and personal growth objectives.

If I can be of any assistance during this transition in order to facilitate the seamless passing of my responsibilities to my successor, please let me know. I would be glad to help however I can.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name”

Sample 3

Example from

“Lynn Rodriguez

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345


November 30, 2018

Samuel Lee

Director, Human Resources

Acme Software 123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr. Lee,

I am writing to announce my resignation from Company Name, effective January 15.

It was not an easy decision for me to make. The past five years have been very rewarding. I’ve enjoyed working for you and working on a very successful team dedicated to providing top-level customer service.

Thank you for the opportunities that you have provided me during my tenure with the company.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help our department to transition to my replacement. I wish you and the company the very best and hope we can keep in touch in the future.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Lynn Rodriguez”

Sample 4

Example from

“Dear Mr. Don Cohen,

Please accept this letter as formal notification that I am resigning from my position as Account Executive with Marketing Media. My last day will be Thursday, March 2.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to work in this position for the past six years. I’ve greatly enjoyed and appreciated the opportunities I’ve had to grow our sales team and pipeline, be a part of creating a great product, and work with my fellow colleagues, and I’ve learned so much about marketing strategy and the digital media space, which I will certainly take with me throughout my career.

I’ll do everything possible to wrap up my duties and train other team members over the next two weeks. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help during this transition.

I wish the company continued success, and I hope to stay in touch in the future.


Anne Acharya”

Sample 5

Example from

“Dear Ms. Fran Braden,

I’m writing to give my formal notice that I’ll be leaving my role as Office Manager for Larry and Keets Financial Partners on July 31.

I’ve recently received an offer to serve as an executive assistant at a small startup, and after careful consideration, I’m excited to explore this new path in my career journey.

I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunities I’ve been provided working on the Operations team for the past four years. It’s been a wonderful experience to work for such a great company and help in solving Larry and Keets’ mission to provide better financial support for older employees.

Please let me know if I can be of any assistance during this transition. Thank you for all your guidance. I wish you all the best, and look forward to keeping in touch.


George Lin”

Sample 6

Example from

“Dear (manager’s name),

I hereby tender my resignation from my role as customer services manager of the financial products division of X, Y, Z company.

My resignation is effective from today. As per my contract, I am providing X, Y, Z with four weeks notice. My last working day will be March 2, 2005.

Yours sincerely,

If you want to “soften” the letter then add a touch here and there. For example,

Dear (manager’s name),

It is with sadness/regret that I write to you to tender my resignation from my role as customer services manager of the financial products division of X, Y, Z company.

I have enjoyed the role and the people very much and will always have fond memories.

My resignation is effective from today. As per my contract, I am providing X, Y, Z with four weeks notice. My last working day will be March 2, 2005.

I wish you, the team, and everyone at X, Y, Z all the very best for your continued success.

Yours sincerely,

Your name.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about sample resignation letter effective date

What is the resignation effective date?

A resignation effective date refers to the date on which you intend to make your resignation effective.

From the specified date, the period notice starts and ends on the date you have stipulated.

However, your employer may decide to relieve you any time between those dates. 

Is the effective date of resignation the last day of work?

The effective date of resignation would be your last working day at work in the scenario where you resign with effect from the next day, and your employer lets you go without completing a notice period.

How do you mention the relieving date in a resignation letter?

If you want to mention the relieving date in a resignation letter here is an example from

“I (your name) working since (date of joining) at the position of (your designation) in your prestigious company, would like to step down from my services. The reason behind my resignation is (the reason for resignation). I request you to kindly relieve me till (earliest relieving date).”

Can you resign effective immediately?

You can resign effective immediately but the normal practice is to give your employer at least 2 weeks’ notice.

What is Effective Date mean?

The effective date means is considered as the date upon which an event takes place or is effective, which can be considered as past, present, or future date. 

References “Effective Date Resignation Letter”

Doyle, A. (2019, Dec.) Formal Resignation Letter Sample. Retrieved from

Doyle, A. (2019, Jul.) Sample Letters of Intern to Resign. Retrieved from

Greenawald, E. (n.d.) How to Write a Resignation Letter (With Samples!). Retrieved from “How to write a resignation letter”

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