How to properly write a resignation letter when deciding to leave your current role

If you’ve found a new job, you’re probably excited for a fresh start! But one matter you must first handle is leaving the job you have right now. It’s always a wise idea—whether you’re leaving on good terms or not—to write a letter of resignation to your current boss, letting him or her know you’re leaving. The best, most professional letter should include a few key points.

What to Include in Your Resignation Letter

Just follow these tips from a leading provider of jobs in Conyers GA to draft the perfect letter and leave on a good note:

The fact that you will be leaving your current job.

You want to open your letter with the obvious, stating you will be leaving your job. Write your letter in your own voice so it sounds like something you would say, and not canned. Always remember to keep it positive and professional.

The name of your position.

Include the official title of the position you will be leaving.

The date of your last day.

This is a point you may want to leave open ended. The best idea is to offer the standard two weeks, but if you have more time to help train your transition, you can offer this to your boss, as well.

Words of gratitude for the opportunity.

Always be grateful for the experience and everything you learned while working for the company.

Well wishes to your boss and the company as a whole.

It’s the right thing to do!

A Sample Resignation Letter

I have decided to leave my job as [current title] and accept a new position. This letter is my formal resignation as I move on with my career. My last day with the company could be [date], but I am open to staying on a little longer, if needed, to help transition my replacement. The latest I can stay to help before I begin my new position is [date].

I have enjoyed my time here at [company name] and am grateful for all the experiences I’ve had while employed with the company. I will help in whatever way possible to train the next person who will be entering my role.

I wish you all the best in your future endeavors and all the exciting things to come for [company name]. Thank you again for all you’ve done for me during my time here.

If you need help, contact your recruiter

He or she is a valuable resource for professional communications when you leave your job for something new. Always contact your recruiter if and when you have questions or need support.

What if you’re not working with a recruiter?

Maybe you don’t currently work with a staffing agency. Well, now’s the time!  Reach out to Happy Faces Personnel Group to share your professional goals. Even though you’re starting a new job, you never know when something else that’s perfect for you will pop up. To learn more, contact us today!

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