3 Sample resignation letters for a job you just started

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In this blog we present you samples of Resignation letters for a job you just started.

Sample resignation letter for a job you just started

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

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

[Your Name]

[Address]

Today’s Date

Manager’s Name

Manager’s Title

Company Name

Dear Mr./Ms. Manager:

This letter is to notify you that I am resigning from [Company Name]. I was so pleased to begin my work here earlier last month at LMN Inc. However, a family emergency has come up and I, unfortunately, need to relocate immediately. [Date] will be my last day of employment.

This wasn’t an easy decision, because I am grateful for the rewarding employment I’ve had with [company name].  Please contact me at 9283903749 and johnsmith@mail.com if I can make the transition process proceed more smoothly.

Best regards,

Your signature

Your typed name

Sample resignation letter for a job you just started

Here is another less formal sample from ThebalanceCareers

Leonard Jones

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345

555-555-5555

leonard.jones@email.com 

January 21, 2022

Mark Lee

Director, Human Resources

LMN Inc.

123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr. Lee,

Please accept my resignation from my position, effective February 4, 2022. I was so pleased to begin my work here earlier last month at LMN Inc. However, a family emergency has come up and I, unfortunately, need to relocate immediately. As a result, I will be unable to fulfill my commitments here indefinitely.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding during a personally tumultuous time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to ease the transition in any way, as I want to make this as painless as possible for you.

My apologies for not being able to stay on the job. I do appreciate the opportunities provided to me, and I hope to stay in touch in the future.

Sincerely,

Signature (hard copy letter)

Leonard Jones

Sample resignation letter for a job you just started

Here is another sample from LiveCareers that details a resignation due to the family issues and medical issues. 

Dear Ms. Maple,

I’d like to begin this letter by saying thank you for offering me the position of inside sales at L&M Products. From my first day just three months ago, I’ve felt welcome and valued and until recently, I have felt my future was here. Unfortunately, that has turned out not to be the case, and it is in no way the fault of L&M.

Due to circumstances beyond my control and related to the health of my mother, I will no longer be able to continue my employment, and my last day will be Friday, September 22, which is two weeks from today. I am in the process of making plans to relocate to Kansas to care for her in the short term while making arrangements for her long term care.

I will continue to develop leads and leave complete notes for the individual you hire to replace me, and if you have any questions or special requests before my last day, please know I’ll do what I can to help with the transition.

I sincerely regret this turn of events. I am grateful to you for your belief in my potential and wish I could have stayed on to prove us both right. Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Felicity Weeks

Sample resignation letter for a job you just started

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: Letter Of Resignation

Mr. Cadwell,

Dear Mr./Ms. Manager:

This letter is to notify you that I am resigning from [Company Name]. I was so pleased to begin my work here earlier last month at LMN Inc. However, a family emergency has come up and I, unfortunately, need to relocate immediately. [Date] will be my last day of employment.

This wasn’t an easy decision, because I am grateful for the rewarding employment I’ve had with [company name].  Please contact me at 9283903749 and johnsmith@mail.com if I can make the transition process proceed more smoothly.

Sincerely,

John Smith

Sample resignation letter for a job you just started

Here is another sample from GreatSampleResume

Dear Ms. Schilt,

I am sending this letter to let you know that I am resigning from my sales position at ABC Company due to needing to accept a different job offer elsewhere. I know I have just recently begun working there, so I hope it will not be too much of an inconvenience. I will of course stay on for two weeks so my last day will be April 15, 2014. Please accept this letter as my official two weeks’ notice of resignation from ABC Company. I hope you understand.

I would like to apologize in advance for any problems that my resignation may cause to ABC Company. I assure you that I will work as hard as possible during my last two weeks to try to minimize inconvenience to anybody. If you have any questions or need to get in touch with me for any reason, please contact me at (555)-555-5555 or [email] and I will return messages as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation with me as I learned the ropes at ABC Company. I am grateful for the experience I did earn in the short amount of time. I wish you every success and hope that our paths may cross again at some point. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Victoria Mitton

Sales

ABC Company

How to write a Resignation letter for a job you just started.

Resigning from a job you have recently been hired for can be a tricky place to be in- it could be because of changes in circumstances in your personal life or it could be because you have been offered a better job, or simply because you are dissatisfied with this role. 

Whatever the reason is for wanting to resign from a job that you just started, requires you do so cordially and professionally with a resignation letter. 

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.  

The letter was originally in the form of handwritten or typed out letters that were mailed to the HR manager or your employer; however, today most employees email their employers and HR managers of their notice.

Here are a few things for you to remember when you are writing your resume with reason:

  • It is very important that the first thing you mention is gratitude for being hired for your role followed by regret that you will have to move on from this job. 
  • There is no need to disclose what is the exact personal issue that is causing you to leave your current job, you can simply say, “I am resigning for personal reasons,”. However, if you are comfortable in sharing, you can. 
  • 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 as well as so that you can maintain your network of connections that could help your career. 
  • Express your gratitude for the opportunity and learnings that you have gained during your time there.
  • Based on company policies, you can either write and mail the letter to your manager or sending across a brief email to the manager/supervisors should suffice. 
  • 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

susan@email.com 

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 ssmith@gmail.com 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

Resignation Letter for a Job You Just Started. GreatSampleResume. Retrieved on 25th Feb 2022. 

https://www.greatsampleresume.com/letters/business-letters/resignation-for-a-job-you-just-started

Resignation Letter for a Job You Just Started Sample. LiveCareers. Retrieved on 25th feb 2022.https://www.livecareer.com/business-letters/resignation-for-a-job-you-just-started

Doyle.A. Resignation From a New Job Letter Example. TheBalanceCareers. Retrieved on 25th Feb 2022. https://www.thebalancecareers.com/resignation-letter-example-from-a-new-job-2063539#:~:text=Dear%20Mr.%20Lee%2C,unfortunately%2C%20need%20to%20relocate%20immediately.

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