Sample resignation letter good terms (7)

In this guide, we will see Sample resignation letters on good terms and some letter templates you can use when writing your resignation letter.

Sample resignation letter good terms

A sample resignation letter on good terms is useful when you want to resign and avoid burning any bridges with your employer, especially if you want a good reference letter from your manager/boss so it is necessary writing a professional resignation.

As an employee, you need to let your company know you are leaving and when.

If you have already talked to your boss about your decision to quit then you need to submit a formal resignation letter.

Remember to give your employer at least two weeks’ notice so they can find a suitable replacement for your job position.

However, if you need to resign on a short notice or with immediate effect check your employment contract to avoid incurring a breach of your agreement.

What does a resignation letter should contain?

Writing a resignation letter can be very overwhelming if you don’t know what to say or what it should contain, here are some key points to consider:

  • Your end date or the last day you will be working for the company.
  • Offer help with the transition (when possible). This will speak highly of you saying you are committed to ensuring a smooth transition.
  • Thank your employer for the opportunity. 
  • Request any additional instructions or state any questions you may have.

Sample resignation letter good terms

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“[Current date] 

Dear [supervisor’s name], 

Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from my role as [title]. My last day with [company] will be [end date]. 

To ease the transition after my departure, I am happy to assist you with any training tasks during my final weeks on the job. I intend to leave thorough instructions and up-to-date records for my replacement. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the knowledge and experience I have gained by working here. I am very grateful for the time I have spent on our team and the professional relationships I’ve built. It’s been a pleasure working for you, and I hope our paths will cross again in the future.


[Your signature and printed name]”

Sample resignation letter good terms

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“Dear Mary,

Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation as a Customer Service representative. My last day in the office will be Tuesday, June 30.

Working here has been an incredible opportunity, and it was not an easy decision to leave to pursue another opportunity. This company has been a great home for me for the past six years, and I thank you for being a big part of that as my boss and mentor. I’ve learned so much in my time here, and I know that this company will continue to grow and thrive.

Ahead of June 30, I would like to work with you on training or any necessary transition duties as I wrap up my time here at the company.

Thanks again for the opportunity to be a member of this team!



Sample resignation letter good terms

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“Dear Mr. Green,

I just wanted to confirm my upcoming resignation from ABC Company. As you may know, I have recently decided to switch careers, so I will no longer be able to come to work due to my schedule. My last day of work at ABC Company will be September 15, 2014, so please consider this letter to be my official two weeks’ notice of resignation. I appreciate your understanding in this matter.

I plan to finish all existing projects and work hard during my last two weeks and put forth all efforts to either reassign responsibilities appropriately or work on training a replacement to take over for me. If you would like to discuss this with me further, please do not hesitate to contact me at (555)-555-5555 or [email] and I will return messages as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you.

I am grateful for all of the great experience I have earned during my time at ABC Company. I will miss everyone there but I know I have made a good decision. I wish ABC Company continued success and thank you for your patience and cooperation with me during this time.

Yours sincerely,

Shawna Pike

Shawna A. Pike


ABC Company”

Sample resignation letter good terms (short notice)

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“[Your Name]

[1234 Street Address]

[City, State, Zip]

[Today’s Date]

[Company Name]

[1234 Street Address]

[City, State, Zip]

Dear [Supervisor’s Name],

Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from [Position Name] effective [Resignation Date].

I sincerely apologize for the abrupt timing of this announcement, however, due to unforeseen circumstances, I have decided to resign.

Thank you for the great opportunities to pursue my interests in numerous areas, which have prepared me well for my next challenge.

Please let me know how I can be of assistance during the transition period. I wish you and the company the very best going forward.


[Your Signature]

[Your Name]”

Sample resignation letter good terms

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“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 resignation letter good terms

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“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 resignation letter good terms

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“     Roberta Jones

                                     18 Hillside Road | Sometown, MA 55555 | Phone: 555-555-5555 |


Ms. Joyce Michaels


ABC Company

15 Main St.

Sometown, MA 55555

Dear Joyce,

Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from my position as staff accountant. My last day of employment will be [date].

I received an offer to serve as senior accountant of a Fortune 500 company, and after careful consideration, I realize that this opportunity is too exciting for me to decline.

It has been a pleasure working with you and your team over the last three years. One of the highlights of my career was collaborating with you to automate ABC Company’s accounting, financial and balance systems and setting up your accounting infrastructure. Your company is poised for continued growth and I wish you much success with your upcoming acquisition of XYZ Company.

I would like to help with the transition of my accounting duties so that systems continue to function smoothly after my departure. I am available to help recruit and train my replacement, and I will make certain that all reporting and records are updated before my last day of work.

Joyce, thank you again for the opportunity to work for ABC Company. I wish you and your staff all the best and I look forward to staying in touch with you. You can email me anytime at or call me at 555-555-5555.


Roberta Jones”

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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