In this guide, we will see some Sample resignation letters from Monster and other resignation templates.
Sample resignation letter monster
There are many Sample resignation letters in Monster, which is “the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities”, not only helps people find their possible dream job (i.e. cover letters, resume, tips, etc.) but also gives advice and tips on how you could go about writing a resignation letter if your dream job didn’t turn out to be ideal or if you found a new job opportunity somewhere else.
It doesn’t really matter the reason why you are leaving your job, just make sure you do it in a professional and amicable way.
When quitting your current job consider using a business letter format when writing your formal resignation letter.
So you may be wondering what to write in your letter? Here are some things to consider:
- Clearly state your intention to leave.
- The date you are writing the letter, Your details, and the name of your current position.
- Your last day of employment considering the notice period which is usually for most companies, a period of 2 weeks.
- A thank you statement thanking your employer for the opportunity.
- A highlight of your time working for them (this is optional).
- Offer to help during the transition period.
- Your updated contact info in case they need to reach out to you.
- A warm closing and your signature.
Should I include a reason for leaving?
You don’t have to include a specific reason for leaving or giving too many details about it.
However, if you decide to include a reason for your departure Here are a few ways to state that you are leaving, depending on the reason according to Kin Isaacs from Monster :
Found a new job: “I have accepted a position as [job title] in [location], which will give me the supervisory responsibilities I have been eager to assume.”
Starting school: “I regret having to leave [employer name], but I am strongly committed to earning my [degree type] and have been accepted to [school name] for the fall term.”
Medical reasons: “I regret having to leave, but I am currently experiencing medical issues that prevent me from continuing in this position.”
Partner relocation: “My wife/husband has been offered an excellent job opportunity in [location], and we have decided to move there so that she/he can accept it.”
Relocation refusal: “The company’s restructure has left many of my colleagues looking for new positions, so I am grateful for your offer of reassignment to the office. However, my family and I have decided that relocation is not feasible for us right now.”
Bad experience: “My decision to leave is based on both personal and professional reasons, but please understand that I have thoroughly enjoyed my association with [company name]. I have learned a great deal from you, and I look forward to applying this knowledge in my next position.”
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Example from monster.co.uk:
“ Roberta Jones
18 Hillside Road | Sometown, MA 55555 | Phone: 555-555-5555 | email@example.com
Ms. Joyce Michaels
15 Main St.
Sometown, MA 55555
Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from my position as a staff accountant. My last day of employment will be [date].
I received an offer to serve as a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 555-555-5555.
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Example from monster.co.uk:
“[Insert your name]
[Insert your Address]
[Insert Recipient name]
Dear [Insert manager’s name],
Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from the position of [Insert job title] at [Insert Company].
As per the terms of my employment contract, I will continue to work for the company for the next [Insert notice period length], completing my employment on [Insert last day you intend to work].
I have enjoyed being a part of the team and am thankful for the opportunities you have given me during my time here. If there are any areas, in particular, you would like me to focus on during my notice period, please let me know.
I hope that I can rely on you for a positive reference in the future.
[Insert your name]”
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Example from monster.co.uk:
[Insert Manager Name]
[Insert Job Title]
Dear [insert manager’s name],
Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from the position of [insert job title] at [insert company].
As per the terms of my employment contract, I will continue to work for the company for the next [insert notice period length], completing my employment on [insert last day you intend to work].
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Example from monster.co.uk:
Dear [INSERT MANAGER’S NAME],
Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from the position of [INSERT JOB TITLE] at [INSERT COMPANY].
Although my employment contract states a required notice period of [INSERT NOTICE PERIOD LENGTH], I would like to reduce this to [INSERT REQUESTED NOTICE PERIOD LENGTH], completing my employment on [INSERT LAST DAY YOU INTEND TO WORK].
This is due to [INSERT REASON WHY YOU REQUIRE A SHORTER NOTICE] and I hope we can come to an amicable agreement to grant this request. I will do everything possible to provide a smooth handover on my current projects.
I have enjoyed being a part of the team and am thankful for the opportunities you have given me during my time here. I hope that I can rely on you for a positive reference in the future.
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Example from businessnewsdaily.com:
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]”
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Example from reed.co.uk:
[Name of Recipient]
[Address of Recipient]
Dear [Name of Recipient],
This letter is to formally tender my resignation as [Job Title] at [Company Name], effective from [date]. This is in accordance with the [period of time] period agreed at my time of employment.
I have been offered a position with another company [disclosing the name of company optional], which I have accepted/feel is a positive move forward in my career.
I have enjoyed my time at [Company Name], and wish to take this opportunity to thank you for the help and guidance given to me over the last [period of employment]. I wish both you and the company all the best for your future endeavors.
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Other sample resignation letters
Below are some of the other resignation letters we curated.
If you are looking for a job, you should also ideally start your job research on job websites such as Indeed.
Isaacs, K. (n.d.) Sample resignation letter. Retrieved from Monster.com.
Isaacs, K. (n.d.) How to write a resignation letter. Retrieved from Monster.com
Monster.co.uk: “Tips for writing a Standard resignation Letter”
Schooley, S. (2019, Jun.) How to Write a Job Resignation Letter. Retrieved from businessnewsdaily.com.
Reed.co.uk: “Resignation letter templates”