Keep in mind a
resignation letter is totally optional. Here are some samples with
alternative phrases that may help you out.
As a rule, keep
your resignation letter short. A "reason for leaving" is optional
and not necessary. You should however always include an "expression
of appreciation," it goes a long way.
that you are resigning and the effective date -- Sample
I will be leaving
my position as District Manager on August 31, 2003.
As we have discussed,
I am offering my resignation as Area VP. I want to make the resignation
effective date as convenient for you as possible, but no later than
March 1 (BTW: two weeks is more than sufficient)
Appreciation for past training, experience and relationships - Sample
I've developed here will be difficult to leave.
your supervision and your genuine concern for my well-being and professional
management style has allowed me just the flexibility I've needed in
in me through the years is one of the things I have valued most during
my tenure here.
Thank you for
such a pleasant association over the past two years. I have fond memories
of you and the others on the staff.
Letters On a Positive Note
Dear Mr. Smith:
my resignation as Area VP. I plan to leave my job here on September
30, 2003, taking a few days of annual leave just prior to that effective
You have treated me very well over the past three years. I won't forget
the friendship and professional growth I've experienced as an employee
of reviewing the outlook for the company in the wake of this economic
downturn, I see no other alternative than to resign my position as
Regional Sales Manager with IBM. Needless to say, after 3 years of
service, this decision was not an easy one.
my resignation effective January 31, 2003, which is the end of my
scheduled vacation. I will turn over all company materials and settle
my accounts prior to that date. I
look back on the experience gained and the friends made with much
regard. The association with IBM has been a valued part of my life.
Good luck to
you in the years to come.