Formal Resignation Letter

By | June 22, 2013

People should think about their resignation letter as this is the last impression that they leave behind at their former job. This is just as important as the first impression. If the employee has a bad exit strategy, their job could be affected negatively. I this letter you should be concise and it is best to mention clearly your reasons of resignation.

Sample Formal Resignation Letter:


Name of receiver

Position of receiver

Company name

Dear Sir/Madam

I am writing this letter in order to notify the company of my resignation with my position of (position name) at (company name) which becomes effective on (date). My last day of work at (company name) will be on (date).

The reason of my resignation is the fact that I have accepted another position at another company which makes it possible for me to reach personal and professional development. It has been an honor for me to work at (company name) and I will miss all my colleagues. Nonetheless this change will have a great impact on my career outlooks.

During the following couple of week I will help the company in every way that I can: I will finish my outstanding projects and I will facilitate the recruitment and also the transition for my replacement; I will ensure that he/she will make a good job with the projects so that the quality of the company’s services will not be compromised. Please let me know if there is anything else that I could do for you.

Best regards,

Name of sender