Resignation Letter Examples

See Sample Resignation Letters for When You Resign From Your Job

Writing a resignation letter is often a sad occasion but these sample resignation letters will help.
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Are you interested in seeing resignation letter examples so that you can use them as a guide when you resign from your job without burning any bridges? You can successfully resign from your job by following these resignation letter examples.

When you decide to resign from your job, you'll want to follow all of the tips that are available from these links. They will help you retain your positive professional reputation. They will help employers remember you as an employee of choice.

You will want to customize these examples to match your individual circumstances when you resign from your job. These samples give you a great place to start.

Resignation Letter Example


Name of Manager

Company Name


City, State, Zip Code

Dear Name of Manager:

I'm writing to resign from my job. I've enjoyed working at Smith Company. But, I have found an opportunity that will give me experience using several skills that I can't apply in my current job. My last day is (two weeks from the date of the letter).

I will miss working with you as you have been a good mentor and encouraged me to continue to develop my skills. I have also enjoyed working with most of my coworkers. Smith Company customers were fun to serve and I will miss them, too.

I'll watch as you continue to offer successful service to my favorite customers. If I can help you train my successor or answer any questions that will help you train my replacement, please let me know. I don't mean to leave you short handed and I have written out the most common procedures that I followed in my job. I'm willing to do whatever I can to help.


Employee Signature

Employee Name

Resignation Letter Example #2


Name of Manager

Company Name


City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mark,

When I notified Human Resources that I was thinking about leaving my job, they asked me to put my resignation in writing addressed to you, my manager.

This is to let you know that sad day has arrived. Consider this letter my two week's notice that I am resigning from my job. 

I have found that working full time with new twin babies is just not working for me. I inquired about any part-time opportunities and there are none currently. I appreciate how willing and kind both you and HR have been in trying to work with me as I take on a new mom's responsibilities - in double.

I have appreciated the FMLA time and the extended leaves of absence that you provided in hopes that I would be able to manage it all. I haven't figured out how to do that with the twins so young. And, as you know, I have no family locally to provide that safety net that new parents need.

Working with you has been a terrific experience and my coworkers are lovely people. That is why I am sad as I give you my resignation. I had truly hoped that I could manage to do it all. You did all you could to help me do it all, too. For that, I will forever be grateful.

Please let me know how I can help transition my work to my replacement or the people who will share it while you look for my replacement. I want to leave this position with good feelings about me as an employee because I'm sure my life will change again as the twins grow. I definitely see myself returning to the workplace in a couple of years.

Thank you for all that you have done to help me. I wouldn't have made it this far without the help I've received since the birth of my twins.


Mary Margaret Stewart

These examples of resignation letters are powerfully positive in terms of the echoes they will leave after you have left as an employee. Remember that your resignation letter is the top piece of paper in your personnel file for as long as HR is required to keep the file.

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