Sample resignation letter personal reasons (6)

In this guide, we will see some Sample resignation letters personal reasons and a few tips you can use when writing your own letter.

Sample resignation letter personal reasons

A sample resignation letter for personal reasons is useful if you need to quit your job due to several reasons such as health reasons, new job opportunity, further education, family reasons, going abroad or simply because you are unhappy. 

When you write a resignation letter, consider using a business format and keeping it brief and try to speak with your manager or boss first before handing in your resignation letter.

Also, make sure you include the date of your last day of employment considering the notice period for example, six weeks, four week notice, or the standard 2 weeks.

In addition, you could include the reason why you are resigning but keep it brief such as “I am resigning due to personal reasons.”

Stay positive and avoid making any negative comments about your employer, your boss or colleagues.

This will increase the chance of getting a good employment recommendation. Finally, offer to help with the transition and ask any questions you may have.

Sample resignation letter personal reasons 1

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“Dear Ms. Whitney,

I am sending you this letter to notify you that I will be resigning from my position as assistant at ABC Company due to personal reasons. My last day of work will be May 15, 2014, so please accept this letter as my official two weeks’ notice of resignation. I regret any inconvenience that my resignation may cause to you, the staff, or ABC Company and will do whatever I can to help facilitate a smooth transition for all parties involved.

During my final two weeks, I will be striving to either finish all of my projects or transfer them to the appropriate team member. If my assistance is needed in the selection and training of a replacement, I am willing to help in any way that I can. If further discussion is needed I can be reached via telephone at (555)-555-5555 or via email at [email] I appreciate your communication.

I am grateful for all of the valuable experience I have earned from working at ABC Company and will always look back fondly on the good times I had there. I wish you and ABC Company every success and hope our paths may cross again one day. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Marcia K. Peters


ABC Company”

Sample resignation letter personal reasons 2

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“Your Name

Your Address

Your City, State, Zip Code

Your Phone Number

Your Email






City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

Please accept this letter as a formal notification of my resignation from HK Coaches, effective two weeks from today (March 31, 2019). My departure is due to personal reasons that I am not at liberty to disclose, but rest assured it is not because I am unhappy with my role, my position, coworkers, or management.

I truly appreciate the opportunity to work with such an incredible organization and will miss being a part of a great team! I hope to be able to return to work here once my situation stabilizes, but will understand if the position is no longer available.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make this transition easier. I wish you nothing but the best and will keep in touch.


Your Signature

Your Typed Name”

Sample resignation letter personal reasons 3

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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, 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.


Employee Signature

Employee Name”

Sample resignation letter personal reasons 4

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Name of Supervisor

Company Name


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.


Employee Signature

Employee Name”

Sample resignation letter personal reasons 5

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“Sub: Resignation

Dear Mr./Mrs. {Recipient’s Name},

I regretfully inform you that I will be resigning from the position of {Your position} from {Your Company}. Although working with {Your Company} has been a pleasure, due to certain unavoidable personal reasons my presence is required elsewhere. I apologize for this decision to be abrupt and do hope that my leaving will not cause you or {Your Company} any inconvenience.

I have enjoyed being part of {Your Company} and my tenure has been very rewarding. I appreciate the experiences and opportunities that I have embarked upon here. Thank you for allowing me to execute the complete digital marketing strategy for APAC region. It helped me realize my creative abilities and also instilled immense confidence in me, as far as execution of projects is concerned. The staff and colleagues here have been very helpful and I will miss them all. Had they not assisted me, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve my KPI targets and our company would not have been able to accomplish the digital marketing goals in the APAC region.

I will do all I can to ensure that my leaving is as smooth a transition, as possible. I have explained to my team members the mapping of Digital Channels and essential metrics. Please let me know if I can assist in anything specific. I hope to stay in touch. Had it not been this sudden, inevitable personal reason, I would have never preferred to leave.

Wishing you and the company nothing but the best.


{Your Name}”

Sample resignation letter personal reasons 6

Example from

Jennifer Lau

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345


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 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 a 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.


Jennifer Lau (signature hard copy letter)

Jennifer Lau (typed name)”

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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References “Resignation Letter Due to Personal Reasons” “Resigning for Personal or Confidential Reasons” “Resignation Letter (Due to Personal Reasons)”

Geetanjali (2019, Jan.) Resignation Letter Samples (By Reason Or Job Role). Retrieved from

Doyle, A. (2019, Apr.) Resignation Letters for Personal Reasons. Retrieved from