How To Write a Resignation Letter
By Yulin Peng
It is resignation time. The time has come to move on from the
The time to reach out for a writing pad and draft out the resignation
what do you do? Should you give a list of reasons why you are leaving?
you feel guilty about leaving your team and the organization in a
you give a list of reasons about how badly you were treated? Should you
sentimental and list out all that you gained and how wonderful it was?
The ideal resignation letter is the one that is the shortest,
to the point. Give
the date of resignation and enquire when the organization could let you
more detail you go into the more explanations follow. Giving reasons
leaving could be open to all kinds of misinterpretations, so a simple
“I would like to resign from the post of xx as on this
date” would do. There
is no need to feel guilty about leaving the organization in a lurch
because it is a
relationship and just as you have a right to your career opportunities,
organization also has a right to throw you out when it does not need
there is really no need to feel guilt. But yes, if the job requires
train someone else or to finish something that you have begun, it is
that you complete that part. If you are quitting due to some bad
it is not a great idea to put that on paper because then the
get wary about your motives and stall the process. Just as well there
need to get all sentimental about the organization because if for some
you have to sue the employer, your letter will make it rather difficult
prove that you had a difficult time in the organization.
issues point out in one direction. When it comes to the resignation
it simple and straight, courteous and formal. Add a touch of gratitude
it always pays to be grateful. And most importantly keep it in mind
may have to seek a reference from your ex-employers at some point of
resignation letter would look something like this.
treat this letter as my formal notice of resignation from Y. I would
like to be
relieved from my duties as Z in a week’s time. I hope that
the notice period is
sufficient and I would like to know whether I would be required to
particular jobs within this period.
would also like to thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to
About the Author
Yulin Peng is a recruiting researcher and the owner of www.job-employment-guide.com. Please visit his site for more free employment tips.
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