How to write a resignation letter
As we’ve mentioned, when leaving your job, it is important to do so professionally. This means writing and handing in some form of resignation letter.
If you’ve never had to do this before, don’t worry! Resumes to You have you covered!
We’ve written thousands of Resumes for our happy customers, and with that, comes questions about resignations too.
After a considerable amount of clients asking us for a resignation letter, we’ve compiled a downloadable document in which you can fill in the blanks, add some personalisation, and off you go!
Here are some quick tips to making sure your resignation letter is on-point:
Clearly state that you are resigning – this letter should not fluff around the point. Write a formal resignation letter and always be prepared to move on as soon as this letter has been submitted (this may mean having a professional resume drafted for you beforehand).
Transition Points – When moving on from any career, there will always be some teething problems. Whether you were in a management role or working in administration, the company will have to make some adjustments. These adjustments may vary in size, so offer your assistance in the transitional process.
Your Contact Information – A resignation letter should always include your contact information.
Questions – Whether you have worked at this role for 3 months as a receptionist, or 10 years in a management role, you may have some questions about redundancy, leave, final pay (or any other benefits). So, it’s important to ask any of these questions there and then, to ensure it’s a smooth transition.
“I’m just going to walk in there and quit, I hate this job and I’m treated unfairly!”
I’ve heard this a lot from disgruntled employees. So I’m going to add some reasoning behind why you should always hand in a physical, or digital resignation letter.
Why Download our Free Resignation Letter:
As we’ve discussed, it doesn’t matter what role you play within the company you’re leaving, every piece on the chessboard counts.
Not only does a resignation letter serve as professional documentation to state; when, why, and how you’ll be resigning, it also helps HR or management keep the chessboard in tack.
Using our templated resignation letter will save you the time and hassle of having to write one yourself, so you have no excuses! We’re here to help. In looking for a new role, you’ll also need references right?
What better way to ensure your references are smooth, by ensuring that you have given your previous employer the time to reallocate resources or pick up the slack where you left it.
So, as discussed, using a resignation letter is professional, courteous, will benefit your future references, and also ensures the company is able to replace your position within a given time frame.
Feel free to download our free resignation letter template below, and make some changes as you see fit.
Also, if you’d like a free Resume review, we’re happy to take a look over it with you and give you some free suggestions as to how we can help you improve your chances of landing that job you’ve always wanted!
You can also use Seeks resignation letter (but I think ours is a little better 😉 only kidding)
Download Free resignation letter