Sample resignation letter new opportunity (6)

In this guide, we will see templates of Sample resignation letters due to a new opportunity and the basic letter format when writing your own.

Sample resignation letter new opportunity

A sample resignation letter due to a new opportunity includes paragraphs like the following (

“I am writing to inform you that I have accepted a position at a company that I feel is a better fit for my career moving forward. Please accept this note as my formal resignation from ABC company. My last day will be two weeks from today, [insert last day of work].

While I will be moving on to a new position, I am deeply grateful for the opportunities to grow and learn during my time here.”

Here is the resignation letter format you can follow when writing your letter:

  • Date: this will be the date you are delivering the letter on.
  • Address line (i.e. “Dear Mr/Ms…”). 
  • Resignation statement. This should clearly state your intention to leave.
  • Your last day of employment (considering the notice period, i.e. two weeks’ notice).
  • Statement of gratitude. Thank your employer for the opportunity to work for them and if you are willing, offer to help through the transition period.
  • Ask any questions you may have or the next steps.
  • Closing statement and signature. You can use a statement like “Best Regards” or “sincerely”.

As an employee leaving an employer you are not obliged to provide a specific reason why you are resigning but if you would like to, you can use “personal reasons”, “career change” or “better job opportunity” without giving too many details.

Just keep your letter short and straight to the point while remaining polite and professional.

Sample 1

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“Tina Rodriguez 

123 Main Street 

Anytown, CA 12345 


May 1, 2018

Derrick Lee 



123 Business Rd. 

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr. Lee:

I am writing to formally notify you of my resignation from my position at PQR. I was recently offered a new opportunity with a company headquartered very close to my home and have decided to take their offer.

Currently, I spend several hours a day commuting and this new opportunity will allow me more time with my family outside of work. My last day of employment with PQR will be May 31st. 

My years at PQR have been some of the best of my life. I will miss my job and the incredible people I have had the pleasure of working with throughout the years.

I cannot thank you enough for all of the opportunities and experiences you have provided me during my time with the company.

I appreciate your support and understanding, and I wish you all the very best. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance during the last few weeks of my time here.


Tina Rodriguez (signature hard copy letter)

Tina Rodrigue

Sample 2

Example from

“Sub: Resignation

Dear Mr./Mrs. {Recipient’s Name},

I am writing to inform you that I am resigning from my position as a {Your Position} at {Your Company}.

Recently, I received a new job offer as a {New Position} at {Company Name}. After careful consideration, I have decided to accept this new job opportunity and will be commencing work with them soon. As you know, change is vital for progress, I believe that this new job will help me achieve my future goals in graphic designing. Whatever I have learned in {Your Company} will enormously help me in the future. I started as a fresher here and in {total years served}, I progressed to become a Design Analyst.

Working for {Your Company}, for the past {years} has been a wonderful experience. I have learned a lot from the opportunities provided to me here and have seen myself grow personally as well as professionally during my tenure. Besides, the Art Director Mr. {Name of the person} helped me hone my artistic abilities and creativity. I appreciate the help and support I have received from all my colleagues and co-workers. I will miss them immensely. Henry Ford has said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success”. I believe it is because of my co-workers and the unity among us that I have been able to achieve this much.

I truly hope that my resignation does not cause you any sort of inconvenience. Please let me know what I can do to make this a smooth transition for the entire department. I will be completing my ongoing project of designing the logo for XYZ Company before my departure. Also, I am willing to help with the training of my replacement before I leave. Thank you for your support and understanding in this matter. I wish you all well and best in future endeavors.


{Your Name}”

Sample 3

Example from

“I am sorry to inform you that circumstances dictate I must resign from my position as Division Manager. I prefer to leave at the end of this week, if that is convenient. If not, I will gladly comply with the company’s request to give two weeks’ termination notice.

Each year my financial obligations have increased; unfortunately, my salary here has not been able to keep up with these demands. As a result, I have been forced to reconsider my employment here and have concluded that it would be best for me to seek employment with a company better equipped to meet my financial requirements. Despite this, it is with mixed emotions that I have accepted a position elsewhere that carries a higher salary with possibilities for future advancement,

Please accept my thanks for the opportunity to work with you. The guidance you have given me has proved invaluable and has prepared me well for my new position. I have enjoyed the challenges presented here at Doe’s, and I sincerely hope that I have returned adequate service for all the benefits that I have received.

I would be happy to help you find and train a suitable replacement. Because my projects are current and because I have left detailed instructions illustrating how to perform my job duties on my desk, my successor should have little difficulty assuming my responsibilities. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help make this a smooth transition.”

Sample 4

Example from

“23 Bravery Road | Crest Town, CA 34342 | 800-00800-888 |


Ms. Stacey Kobesch

CEO, Goldmine Company

13 Main St.

Freetown. FA 80080.

Dear Stacey

Please accept this letter as a notice of my resignation from my position as an accountant at your company. My last day of work will be 9/24/19.

I recently reviewed an offer to work as a senior accountant at Brisberry Group of Companies. After careful evaluation, I decided to take up this new opportunity.

It has been a pleasure working with your company all along. Your staff are not only hardworking but also team players. Working with you has indeed contributed a lot to my career. This is something I can never fail to be grateful for.

Even before I depart, I would like to help in a smooth transition to my accounting duties. Therefore, I will assist in training the new recruit to ensure the system runs smoothly as earlier planned. Also, I will ascertain that all records and reports are updated before my last day of work.

Stacey, thank you again for giving me such a fantastic opportunity to work at your company. I wish you your company and the rest of the staff the best. I will always get in touch with you. Also, feel free to get in touch with me anytime you wish to. My email is


Juana Perez”

Sample 5

Example from

“Dear Ms. Gallisano,

I regret to inform you that I am resigning from my position here as a sales consultant. I would like to personally thank you for the opportunity you provided me to work alongside you at such a great company. I have learned many new skills here and wish you and the team all the best for the future.

I want to be completely honest and frank about why I am leaving the company. I have been offered an opportunity at a different company that is better aligned with my career goals. (If you’d like to be specific here, you can.) The training and education on offer at the new company will provide me with the tools I will need to keep growing as a sales consultant, with the goal to eventually move into a management position.

This was not an easy decision for me to come to, however, it is an opportunity I can not overlook.

I do not intend to inconvenience you with this news, and I hope you will accept my most sincere apologies for making the 25th of July my final day here. Thanks again for all you have done for me.

Kind regards,

Your name”

Sample 6

Example from

“Ms. Jane Smith

Financial Director

XYZ Corporation


City, State, Zip Code

Dear Ms. Smith (or first name if you have an informal relationship),

Please accept this as formal notice of my resignation from the position of Accountant at XYZ Corporation, effective two weeks from today. My last working day will be on January 31, 2020.

After much consideration, I have decided to accept another job offer. I feel it is time for a new challenge and this is a good opportunity to further my career goals.

Working for this company has been a wonderful experience. I feel privileged to have been part of such a professional team and will miss all my colleagues.

I appreciate both the professional and personal growth opportunities that have been provided to me during my time with the company. I would like to thank you in particular for all your advice and support. I hope that we will stay in touch as I begin this new chapter in my career.

I wish you and XYZ Corporation continued success in the future.


Susan Jones”

References “How to Write a Resignation Letter (With Samples and Tips)”

Geetanjali (2019, Jan) Resignation Letter Samples (By Reason Or Job Role). Retrieved from “Resign to Take Another Job • Example Letters and Guide” “Sample Resignation Letter (New Job Opportunity)”

Phillips, B. (2017, Mar.) How to Write the Best Resignation Letter, retrieved from “Sample Resignation Letter – how to resign gracefully”

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