3 Sample resignation letters when on good terms

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In this blog we present you samples of Resignation letters for leaving on good terms

Sample resignation letter good terms

Here is a blank formal sample of a resignation letter from TheBalanceCareer

This template follows the formal format with the sender’s address, date, and receiver’s address preceding the body of the letter. 

Your Name

Your Address

Your City, State Zip Code

Your Phone Number

Your Email

Date

Name

Title

Organization

Address

City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

I would like to inform you that I am resigning from my position as Marketing Supervisor for the Smith Company, effective October 1, 2021.

Thank you for the support and the opportunities that you have provided me during the last two years. I have truly enjoyed my tenure with [insert Name of Company], and am more than grateful for the encouragement you have given me in pursuing my professional and personal growth objectives.

If I can be of any assistance during this transition in order to facilitate the seamless passing of my responsibilities to my successor, please let me know. I would be glad to help however I can.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

Sample resignation letter good terms

Here is Sample of a simple resignation letter from TheBalanceCareer

Your Name

Your Address

Your City, State, Zip Code

Your Phone Number

Your Email

Date

Name

Title

Organization

Address

City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

I’ve recently accepted a position at another company, and so I’m writing today to offer my formal notice that I’ll be leaving my job. My last day will be January 15.

I’ve enjoyed my time with XYZ Corp, and I thank you for all your help and guidance over the past five years. Please let me know if I can be of assistance during this transition.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

Sample resignation letter good terms

Here is a less formal sample from TheBalanceCareers

Randall Jones

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345

555-555-5555

[email protected]

June 1, 2021

Francesca Lee

Director

Stonewall & Co.

123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Ms. Lee:

I am writing to let you know that I will be resigning from my position next month. My last day at Stonewall & Co. will be June 22, 2021. Although I have very much enjoyed my time at the company, it is time for me to move on and take my career in a new direction.

Please accept my deepest gratitude for all you and our fellow colleagues have done for me during my tenure here. The assistance you’ve provided me with and the insight you’ve shared in our field are invaluable to me. I consider you a mentor on both a professional and personal level, and I have learned so much while working for you.

I will forever remember my time here.

If there is anything at all I can do to make this transition a smooth one, please do not hesitate to reach out. I would be more than happy to dedicate time to identifying an internal replacement or help you find an external candidate to replace me. Feel free to email me at [email protected] or call me at 555-555-5555 for anything you might need.

Once again, thank you so much for being a mentor, friend, and impeccable colleague during my time at Stonewall & Co. I do hope that we can stay in touch following my departure, and I look forward to seeing where your path takes you.

Sincerely,

Randall Jones

Sample resignation letter good terms

Here is an email sample from TheBalanceCareers

This particular sample outlines what email resignation letters format tend to look like. You begin with a short subject with the words “Letter Of Resignation”.

This is followed by a short addressal to the HR or the head of the company you work with and the body of the letter. Email resignation letters tend to be short, simple, and straight to the point with a sign off with your full name and contact details. 

Subject: Resignation – John Doe

Dear Mr. Lee,

I would like first to express my sincerest gratitude for the opportunities that I have been given at Acme Rentals. I consider you a mentor and friend as well as my manager at Acme Rentals, and I hope to continue to stay in touch as I move on to my next professional opportunity. Please accept my respectful resignation. My last day will be June 18, 2021.

During my final weeks, I would be happy to assist in the search for my replacement. If you would like my input, I have a couple of contacts that I can share with you who I believe would be an excellent fit in our department, and who are ready for an opportunity such as is available here.

Again, thank you for the guidance and friendship you have shown me during my tenure at Acme Rentals. I really appreciate how much I have learned here, and I look forward to hearing about your future successes.

Sincerely,

John Doe

Sample resignation letter good terms

Here is another sample from TheBalanceCareer where the letter includes a personal touch where the writer expresses their positive experience of working with the company.

Kathy Leonard

802 Brockton Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93306

(000) 123-1234

[email protected]

August 7, 2020

Mr. James O’Leary

Manager

Acme Corp.

7803 Main Street

Bakersfield, CA 93306

Dear Mr. O’Leary:

Please accept this letter as notice that I will be resigning from my job here at Acme Corp. two weeks from today’s date. My final day of work with be August 21.

Thank you for the support and the opportunities you have provided me over the course of the last six years. You and our team have created a climate that makes it a pleasure to come to work each morning, and I will miss you all.

If I can do anything to help with your transition in finding and training my replacement, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Kathy Leonard (signature hard copy letter)

Kathy Leonard

How to write a Resignation for leaving on good terms

Leaving or resigning from one’s job on good terms is important no matter what the reason- be it because of personal reasons, because of other professional opportunities, or because you were dissatisfied with your current place of work. 

Alyson Doyle of the Balance Career  notes that,

“…You should always try to leave a job on the best possible terms, regardless of the circumstances surrounding your departure, and expressing yourself sincerely will leave your manager with a positive final impression.”

One of the ways you can be cordial and professional during this resignation process so that it is ensured that you leave on good terms is through a professional letter of resignation. 

A letter of resignation is a formal letter that documents and informs your employer about your decision to resign and no longer work for them, and it is a final effort to express your decision to leave your job.  

Adding an explanation as to why you are resigning is not required for most companies, however if you wish to add the reason you can do so. 

In the case that you faced conflicts during your time there, the letter should be formal and polite in order to protect your reputation with an aggressive letter that could hurt your future prospects of employment. 

Leaving this on a neutral ground is important so that you can maintain your network of connections that could help your career. 

It is very important that you express your gratitude for the opportunity and learnings that you have gained during your time there. You can also add your positive experiences to make it more personal.

It is advised that you hand in your letters at least two weeks before the date of departure or the date you wish to stop coming to work as it gives your employers enough time to look for a replacement and also allows for transitions to take place. 

Let us look at a few things that are crucial aspects of writing a resignation letter:

Sender and Receivers details

The first thing that you include in your letter are the details of the receiver; that is, the name and position of your HR manager followed by the address of your workplace.

Example:

Christine D’souza

Easy Days Nursing Home

44 Madhya Marg

New Delhi, 437097 (indeed)

In some letters, you include the name and address of the sender first followed by that of the name and position of your HR manager followed by the address of your workplace.

Example:

Susan Holmes

Kitchen Staff

987 Crazy Legs Avenue, Apt. 34 

Los Angeles, CA, 91054

[email protected] 

February 17, 2019

Linda Lester

HR Manager

XYZ Restaurant

90000 Care Road

Los Angeles, CA, 91054 (RequestLetters)

If you are writing your resignation letter via email, you need not write the senders or receiver’s addresses. However, you should make sure that you put your contact details in the mail.

Introduction and notice of resignation

The next element is the body of the letter which begins with your addressing the receiver of the letter and clearing putting across the intent of the letter and your notice of resignation. 

In this part, you can also include the period of your notice that you will be serving as per your employment contract.

Example:

I am writing to inform you of my resignation as Kitchen Helper at Easy Days Restaurant,  effective two weeks from today. My last day of work will be on 30th Oct’ 2021. (indeed)

Reason of resignation

When it comes to disclosing the reason for your departure, there is no explicit need to add in the reason for your resignation. 

However it is it is advisable that there should be a cause to disclose why you are resigning, your reason should be neutral and something that is unrelated to your experience at work so as to maintain a positive relationship with your employer.

Example:

My final day of employment will be May 30, 2015. I have made the decision to return to college to pursue a degree in business and will need to focus on my studies.

Example:

I have decided to take this step so that I can better tend to my family’s health needs.

A statement of gratitude

Resignation letters are the last professional impression an employee can make on their employers and colleagues, so it is advised that the letter remains neutral and warm while highlighting positive experiences you have had while working for them. 

A warm resignation letter also ensures that you are able to maintain a positive relationship with your former place of work just in case you wish to work with them again. 

Example letter:

Working at Easy Days has been a rewarding experience and I have enjoyed my time working with you. I thank you for the training and opportunity to grow with you in my career. (indeed)

Transition details

To maintain your professional attitude at work, you should include what you will be doing to help ease the transition of roles with your successor during the notice period as well as contact information. 

Example:

If you feel it would be helpful, I would be happy to assist with the hiring and training of my successor over the next two weeks. Please contact me if you have questions. My email address is [email protected] and my cell phone number is 9745474523.(indeed)

Signature

Close the letter using polite words and include your contact details. 

Example:

Respectfully yours,

Ashwin Mehta

References

Doyle.A. Sincere and Appreciative Resignation Letters. The Balance Careers. Retrieved on 25th Feb 2022. https://www.thebalancecareers.com/appreciative-and-sincere-resignation-letter-example-2063545#:~:text=I%20would%20like%20first%20to,Please%20accept%20my%20respectful%20resignation.

Doyle.A. Best Resignation Letter Examples. The Balance Careers. Retrieved on 25th Feb 2022. https://www.thebalancecareers.com/best-resignation-letter-examples-2063519

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