Sample resignation letter looking for greener pasture (7)

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Sample resignation letter looking for greener pasture

A sample resignation letter looking for greener pastures is useful if you are considering leaving your current job because you would like to have a change in the focus of your career or you have received your dream job offer, personal reasons, etc. 

However, it doesn’t really matter why you would like to resign if you want to quit.

It is important to leave on good terms and get a good recommendation letter for future employment.

Considering the notice period you will give your employer by going through your employment contract to check their standard notice period, but for most employers is at least two weeks’ notice.

In addition, make sure you talk to your boss, manager, or supervisor about your intention to leave and be prepared for any counteroffers.

You can decide to include the reason why you are leaving or just be truthful and tell your boss about it.

When you write your letter (keep it professional and straight to the point) make sure to include:

  • The intention to leave the company.
  • The last day of employment considering your notice period.
  • You can include some highlights of the time you have worked there.
  • Offer assistance in the transition period.
  • Thank your employer for the opportunity.
  • Use a warm closing and sign your letter.

Sample 1

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“Martha Smith

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345


September 1, 2018

Jose Rodriguez

Director, Human Resources


123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr. Rodriguez,

Please consider this my resignation letter from my position as HR Assistant at Manufly Communications, effective September 30th.

The past four years at Manufly have been incredible. I have enjoyed working here and feel that I am leaving with a great deal of experience. However, I have expressed my interest to move up the ladder many times over the years, and I see that this position does not have as much room for growth as I had originally anticipated. I feel that I need to move on and seek a position that allows for more responsibility and professional career growth. 

Being your assistant has been very enjoyable over the last few years, but sadly I must move on in order to do what is best for me and my career. I hope to stay in touch and I want to thank you again for the time we shared together. I wish you all the best.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Martha Smith”

Sample 2

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I wish to inform you that I am resigning from my current position as [JOB TITLE] at [COMPANY NAME], effective [DATE]. This includes my two-week notice as outlined in my contract.

If you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance during this transition, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the details above.

Thank you for all your help and support over the last [DURATION] years and for all the opportunities you have afforded me. I wish you all the best in the future.



Sample 3

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This letter is my formal resignation, effective two weeks from today’s date. If you have any questions or require any assistance during my transition, please feel free to get in touch by phone or email.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and [COMPANY] name for all the opportunities you have provided me with during my [DURATION] years of employment. This was not an easy decision to make and I have greatly enjoyed my time working here.

I wish you and [COMPANY] all the best for the future.

Yours truly,


Sample 4

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“Greeting: Dear [name(s)],

Date of Resignation: I am writing this letter to inform you of my resignation from my role as [position] effective two weeks from today, [date].

An Expression of Gratitude: I want to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude for what I have learned as an employee of [company].

In working alongside my team and under the leadership of [supervisor] I have gained a surplus of knowledge and experience. Thank you for this opportunity.

Best Wishes / Signature: I am happy to use the next two weeks to make the transition as smooth as possible. My best wishes for the future of [company].


[your name]”

Sample 5 (personal reasons)

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Name of Supervisor

Company Name


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, 2021. 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.


Employee Signature

Employee Name”

Sample 6 (dream job offer)

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“Sample I: Paper Version

Your Name

Your Address

Your City, State Zip Code

Your Phone Number

Your Email






City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr. /Ms. Last Name:

I draft this letter to notify you of my imminent exit from your organization. This is to happen within a month from now. Though I cherish and would have wished to work for you in the long run, my time to depart from the firm has just come.

I happen to receive a job offer with better perks and allowances elsewhere. Furthermore, I made it plain to you from the beginning that I was just on my way to some greener pastures elsewhere. In other words, my stay in your firm was just a passing cloud.

My departure from your firm will bring about untold inconveniences. I am fully alive to that fact. That is why I offer my full support and cooperation during the transition phase. Feel free to reach me at 000 0 0 0 0 00 or

Lastly, I would wish to express my sincere gratitude for the support and cooperation you gave me while in your company. My special thanks go to my colleagues who encouraged and walked hand in hand with me all along.


Your Signature,

Your Name”

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Sample 7

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“Dear [Manager’s Name],

I would like to inform you that I am resigning from my position as [Title] at [Company]. My last day will be [Date].

Thank you for the opportunity to learn [list some specific skills and growth areas] and to contribute to the team. I am so grateful for the experience and for your support.

Please let me know how I can help make the transition as smooth as possible. I wish you and the team continued success.


[Your Name]”


Kehayas, C. (2018, May.) The Perfect Professional Resignation Letter (Free Sample Template). Retrieved from “Resignation Letter (Due to Personal Reasons)” “Resignation Letter (Due to Dream Job Offer)”

Goudreau, J. (2018, Dec.) Here’s exactly what to write in your resignation letter. Retrieved from “How To Write A Professional Resignation Letter”

Doyle, A. (2020, Feb.) Resignation Letter for Career Growth Example. Retrieved from “How to Write 2 Weeks Notice Resignation Letter (Sample)”

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