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Resignation letter templates

By Michael Cheary

Ready to leave your job, but not sure how to put it into words? Here are our resignation letter templates to help you get the ball rolling:

When the time comes to leave your job, it’s not uncommon to feel lost for words.

Even if the reasons for your resignation are clear in your head, putting them in writing in a professional and business-like manner can be difficult.

We’ve covered how to resign, and what you need to know about your resignation letter, but if you’re still lacking inspiration, written examples can be a great way to get the ball rolling.

What to include

Even if you want to keep it brief, there are some essential pieces of information you need to include:

  • Your name
  • The date
  • The position you’re resigning from
  • Addressed to the appropriate person (line manager, supervisor, manager etc.)
  • When your resignation will take effect
  • Your signature

 

Of course, the reasons for your resignation could vary greatly, so there's really no such thing as a one-size-fits all resignation letter. However, if you're still struggling putting your point into words, here are some templates to help you resign the right way:

 

If you want to keep it simple, try using the following:

 
 
Found a new job? Here's the template for you:
 
 
 
If you feel a lack of opportunities is your main motivation to leave, here's how to put it into writing:
 
 
 
 

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