Resignation Letter Example
This resignation letter example can be used as a guideline should you find yourself in a position to have to resign from a job. A resignation letter can be written in a number of ways, but regardless of the format you choose to deliver the resignation, the content of a resignation letter should remain the same from format to format.
Addressing a Letter of Resignation. Address your letter of resignation to your immediate supervisor. You can send a copy to the human resources as well, but it's important your immediate supervisor get your letter of resignation. The immediate supervisor may be an office manager or department manager. Whoever you report to on a daily basis is the person who should get your resignation letter. If you are resigning due to issues with that particular person, you can address your letter of resignation to your supervisor's immediate supervisor.
First Paragraph. State immediately that you are writing to resign from your position with the company. The statement can be brief. "I'm writing to inform you that I will be resigning from my position as (job title) effective on (date resignation is official).
Second Paragraph. A second paragraph isn't necessary unless you want to offer a brief explanation as to why you are resigning your position. If you do offer a reason, keep it brief and to the point. If you've been offered a position elsewhere, you can state that, but don't go into details regarding the new job. You simply need to state that "due to a position better suited to your skills, you are leaving your current position."
Closing. In closing, simply state it has been a pleasure working for the company. Even if this isn't applicable, it's a professional statement.
Example Letter of Resignation:
I am writing to inform you that I will be resigning my position as office coordinator as of 9/29/2011. Let this letter serve as my official resignation, with no further notice forthcoming. A copy of this letter has been sent to human resources to keep on file.
I am resigning my position as office coordinator to continue my career as office manager with another company, for which I feel my skills will be better utilized.
I've enjoyed my employment with (company and have particularly enjoyed my co-workers. Thank you for the time you've devoted to me during my employment here. I wish you all the best.