Resignation Letter Examples and Template

Resume Genius Team | Resume Genius | December 7, 2022

Thinking about leaving your job? Learn what to include on a resignation letter and download one of our free customizable resignation letter templates.

What is a resignation letter?

A resignation letter is a formal document or email that lets your employer know you plan to leave your position.

Resignation letters typically include 3-4 paragraphs with a timeframe for your departure, your reasons for leaving the job, and a final thank you to the company and all your coworkers.

Should I write a letter of resignation?

Yes, you should write a letter of resignation if you’re leaving your job.

Not only is writing a resignation letter professional, but it also increases your chances of getting a letter of recommendation from your manager and receiving positive reviews during reference checks.

Read the full article and access letter templates here.


By MIT Sloan CDO