The time will eventually come for you to resign from a position. This could be due to accepting
another position, changing careers, a change in personal circum stances, or any number of other
reasons. When resigning, it is best to put your resignation in writing and give at least two weeks
notice. To help with writing a resignation letter, a sample is included below.
Notice that a resignation letter is brief and positive. In some cases, you may have
disliked the job very much but the letter should be positive. Remember that this
will likely be kept in a personnel file and could impact references from the
PO Box 221
Quitman, GA 31643
January 30, 20XX
PO Box 2245
Valdosta, GA 31604
Dear Dr./Mr./Ms. Supervisor:
Please accept this letter as formal notice that I am resigning from the position of
______________. I have accepted a new position with another company. My last day of
employment will be _______________, which provides you with two weeks notice.
I appreciate the opportunities that you have given me over the years. I wish First Company
continued success and hope that we can maintain a professional relationship.