How to Quit A Job

Your Resignation Letter: How to Resign From Your Job

Regardless of how you resign, DO write a formal resignation letter. A letter of resignation can help you maintain a positive relationship with your soon-to-be-ex employer. You never know when you might need that ex-employer to write you a reference letter!

Don’t say much more than you are quitting. Emphasize only positive things and acknowledge how the company has benefited you but indicate it is time for you to move on. Offer to help during the transition (and afterwards if necessary.) There is no need to be negative. You’re leaving and you want to leave on good terms.

The following is a basic example of all you need to say in your resignation. You can elaborate a little but this is definitely a case where “less is more.” Give them as much notice as possible and make a graceful exit. ┬áTRUST me on this!

Letter of Resignation

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email


City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

It is with mixed feelings and careful consideration that I formally resign my position as ____________ with XYZ company on date.

Thank you for the opportunities you have provided me during my time with the company. I will continue to perform my duties to the best of my abilities and to make the transition as simple as possible. If I can be of any other assistance during this transition, please let me know.


Your Signature

Your Typed Name

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