Getting ready to resign from a role? Putting this in writing is an important step.
No matter your reason, going on good terms can make for a smoother transition and help you again down the track – and your resignation letter is part of leaving on a positive note.
First, sit down with your boss or manager for a one-on-one chat, to tell them that you’re leaving and give your notice.
Next, you’ll need to write the letter to formalise your resignation. The letter needs to provide the date of your last day of employment, so it’s best to check your contract to make sure you’re giving enough notice. A resignation letter is an official document so be sure to keep a copy for yourself.
While it’s official, it doesn’t need to be long or complicated. It’s your opportunity to state that you’re resigning, acknowledge the positives including opportunities or experiences you had in your role, and say thanks. It’s always best to steer clear of anything negative here.
To make it easier for you, we’ve come up with this template for a simple, positive and professional resignation letter. Use it as the starting point for your own letter, and you’ll be ready to leave on a good note and take your next step.