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Resignation Letters

Writing Resignation Letters and Resignation Letter Examples

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Are you about to resign from your job? Here is information on how to write a resignation letter, plus sample resignation letters and templates you can edit to formally notify your employer that you are resigning.

What is a Resignation Letter?

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What a resignation letter is and why it makes sense to write a formal resignation letter.

How to Write a Letter of Resignation

When writing a resignation letter, it's important to keep your resignation letter as simple, brief and focused as possible.

Resignation Letter Writing Tips

How you write a resignation letter is important for a couple of reasons. First of all, you may need a reference from the employer in the future, so it makes sense to take the time to write a professional resignation letter. It's also a document that will become part of your employment file and it should be written accordingly.

Email Resignation Letters

If circumstances are such that you need to send a resignation email, use this email letter of resignation sample to notify your employer that you are resigning.

When to Resign

Giving two weeks notice is the standard practice when resigning from a job. If you have an employment contract or union agreement that states how much notice you should provide, follow the contract.

Resignation Letter Format

This resignation letter format will give you an example of what to write in your resignation letter.

Resignation Letter Templates

Use this template to create your own resignation letter.

Sample Resignation Letters

Sample resignation letters include a basic letter to say you are leaving, plus formal resignation letter samples thanking your employer.

Resignation Letter Advice

Turning in your resignation isn't always easy. Even if you hate your job, hate your boss and can't wait to start that new job; even if you are about to be fired, it can be difficult to resign tactfully. Here's how to resign with class.

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