Sample resignation letter for personal reasons (6)

In this guide, we will see sample resignation letters for personal reasons.

Sample resignation letter for personal reasons

A sample resignation letter for personal reasons is useful when you don’t want to give too much detail about why you are resigning and here are some tips to consider:

  • Maintain a friendly and professional tone. Refrain from including any negative comments about your employer, your boss or colleagues.
  • State clearly your intention to leave and the reason why you are resigning as “personal reasons”.
  • Be thankful. Thank your employer for the opportunity.
  • Be ready for any open negotiations if any.
  • State the exact date when your resignation should take effect.

There are many personal reasons you may wish not to disclose to your employer such as resigning due to personal growth, going abroad, or health reasons, meaning you may need to resign on an urgent (immediate resignation) or with a 3 month or at least 2 weeks’ notice period.

Your letter most likely will be addressed to your manager/boss clearly stating your intention to leave and “personal reasons” as the reason why you are resigning.

Here we will see the format of a resignation letter for personal reasons.

If you would like to download the PDF or Word document, you can visit the pages we mention in the examples.

  1. Sample resignation letter for personal reasons

Example from wordtemplatesonline.net:

“Date

Name of Supervisor

Company Name

Address

City, State, Zip Code

Dear Name of Immediate Supervisor:

Re: Resignation from the position of Administrative Assistant

I hereby officially tender my resignation from the position of an administrative assistant with effect from October 16th, 20XX. My resignation today gives you a one week window to come to terms with it and make appropriate arrangements for my departure altogether.

Working for your organization for the last 4 years has enriched my experience, opened a world of opportunities for me, and made me better positioned to take on more challenging roles in the future. Indeed, I will miss the warmth and interactions I have had with you all along.

My reason for leaving is that my husband has relocated to another state. I would not wish that my family splits up as this might give rise to infidelity and poorly cared for children. Between now and when I finally leave the company, I will report for work as usual. Thereafter, I may be available for consultations and follow-ups.

I wish you all the best in your endeavors. I am indeed grateful for the kind of support, warmth, and love you bestowed upon me throughout my stint here.

Kindly draw to my attention what ways I may be useful to you in the transition period.

Sincerely,

Employee Signature

Employee Name”

  1. Sample resignation letter for personal reasons

Example from wordtemplatesonline.net:

“Date

Name of Supervisor

Company Name

Address

City, State, Zip Code

Dear Name of Immediate Supervisor:

Re: Resignation from the post of Tutorial Fellow

It is with sorrow and deep regret that I have to inform you that I tender my resignation from the post of tutorial fellow in this college. Indeed, I have worked with you in this capacity for the last 2 years. In summary, I would dare say that every bit of my work has been joyful.

However, I have been headhunted by a senior high school to head their mathematics department. I wished I could stay on to advance my career with you, but I have found it more rewarding to take on this noble opportunity.

My resignation takes effect 3 weeks from now. Between now and then, I shall report here normally, much like I would in, I have not resigned. For a month after my departure, I will still be open for consultation and further follow up if need be.

As I pen this letter, tears drop down my cheek. I cherish the good days I have been with you all along. In case of any issues, kindly let me know. I am always open to any suggestions which might convince me otherwise.

Sincerely,

Employee Signature

Employee Name”

  1. Sample resignation letter for personal reasons

Example from Indeed.com:

“[Your name

Your address

Your city, state and zip code

Your phone number (optional)

Your email address (optional)] 

[Date] 

[Employer’s name and title

Name of the 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 the 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 you would like me to provide assistance with finding a replacement or anything else I can do 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. It is my 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”

  1. Sample resignation letter for personal reasons

Example from Thebalancecareers.com:

“Your Name

Your Address

Your City, State Zip Code

Your Phone Number

Your Email

Date

Name

Title

Organization

Address

City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

I regret to inform you that I will be leaving Bolt Inc. in two weeks. Due to unforeseen personal problems, I am no longer able to fulfill the responsibilities of my role, and I feel it is in the best interests of the company that I vacate the position.

I do hope that my leaving will not cause you or Bolt Inc. any inconvenience. Please do not hesitate to be in touch if you think there is any way I can assist with finding a replacement, or if there is anything I can do to make the transition smoother.

Thank you so much for understanding. Despite the personal troubles I am dealing with, I enjoyed working with you, and I appreciate my time at the company. I hope we will be able to stay in touch and I look forward to seeing how Bolt Inc. grows in the future.

Best,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name”

  1. Sample resignation letter for personal reasons

Example from Thebalancecareers.com:

“Jennifer Lau

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345

555-555-5555

[email protected]

August 1, 2018

Roger Lee

Sales Director

Atlantic Co.

123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr. Lee:

I am writing to inform you that I will be leaving Atlantic Co. in one month. Although I have so enjoyed working with you and working for the company, personal reasons necessitate that I vacate my position and focus on improving my situation at home.

My final day will be July 1st. Despite having to leave, I deeply appreciate the opportunities you’ve provided me with during my time as an Online Sales Manager. I am very grateful for all of your assistance along the way.

I will do whatever necessary to ensure a smooth transition after I move on. I have several team members in mind who I believe would be strong candidates for promotion to my position, or I would be happy to assist with the process of finding an external replacement. Please do not hesitate to be in touch about what I can do to help.

Once again, thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of Atlantic Co. I do hope that we can stay in touch as business colleagues, and I look forward to working with you again in the future should the opportunity present itself. Many thanks for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Lau (signature hard copy letter)

Jennifer Lau (typed name)”

  1. Sample resignation letter for personal reasons (further studies)

Example from Naukri.com:

“Sub: Resignation

Dear Mr./Mrs. {Recipient’s Name},

I regret to inform you that I will no longer be working as a {Your Position} at {Your Company}. I have got an acceptance from the College of Engineering, Pune for Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology.

You know I have been trying to pursue engineering, especially in the IT branch. My father always wanted me to become an engineer. After my father’s death, it was you and your company that supported me. I thank Mr. Pratap Aiyaar for hiring me after my 12th. My job here has supported my mother and me both financially and emotionally. I have saved enough money for my engineering fees as well as to fund my living expenses. Also, the Government of India Scholarship will help me manage most part of the tuition fees.

Nick Corcodilos says that a degree is not necessary to have a successful career, but not having one means foregoing certain jobs. Becoming an engineer will open up new avenues in a job for me. I will be able to comfortably manage my home and my commitments thoroughly. My mother is overjoyed with the acceptance, her happiness knows no bounds. I will always be grateful to {Your Company} for all the help I have received. My work here as a call center representative will be useful for my future aspirations. My communication skill has become stronger. I thank my team manager, Mr. Shetty, for accommodating my few errors in the beginning. He was very flexible with my shifts. I will also miss my colleagues. Their companionship has made my tenure pleasant.

Thank you once again for all the help. I will always be indebted to you. I hope to maintain a future relationship with you and {Your Company}. I wish everyone the best.

Sincerely,

{Your Name}”

Other sample resignation letters

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References 

Doyle, A. (2019, Apr.) Resignation Letters for personal reasons. Retrieved from Thebalancecareers.com.

Indeed.com: “Top Resignation Letter Samples for Personal Reasons”

Wordtemplatesonline.net: “Resignation Letter (Due to Personal Reasons)”

Naukri.com: “Resignation Letter Samples (By Reason Or Job Role)”

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