Our careers span through decades; many
people hope to stay with one firm throughout their entire careers. In most cases, this is wishful thinking. At some stage in your career, you’ll likely
have to write a resignation letter.
Written appropriately, you can peacefully resign from your job and avoid
burning any bridges.
Here are some helpful tips to help you
write a professional resignation letter:
- Keep your letter brief.
- Never put something in writing that can hurt your
career down the road.
- Your letter should be professional and respectful.
- Always thank the addressee for giving you an opportunity
to be part of their team.
- Express that you will help make the transition to a new
Remember, resignation letters don’t
have to be lengthy. They just need to get to the point in a precise and
Month Date, Year
First name/Last name of your manager
Name of Company
City, State Zip code
Dear Mr./Ms./Dr. [Last name]:
This is letter is to inform you that effective
[insert date you are leaving,] I am resigning from [name of company] as a [job
This has been a great learning
experience for me and I appreciate all you have taught me.
Please know that I will help make the
transition as smooth as possible and remain loyal until the day I leave.
I wish you and the firm continued
[First name/Last name]
cc: (people who are also getting copies
of your letter