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How to Write the Perfect Letter of Resignation - Sample Resignation Letter

So you're thinking about quitting your job because it's not the right fit

anymore or maybe you've already accepted another job offer and you don't want to

burn bridges with your current employer. If this sounds like you. stay tuned,

because in this video you'll learn how to write the perfect resignation letter

and if you stick with me until the end I have a special bonus just for you. If

we've never met before I'm Heather Austin from ProfessorAustin.com and on

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down below. Before we jump into how to write the perfect letter of resignation,

there's a few things to keep in mind. First, it's important to remember that

writing a letter of resignation is good karma. A well-written letter of

resignation shows that you are of good character and keeps your reputation

intact. It will also hold you in good standing with your employer in case you

need to use them as a reference later on. Second your letter of resignation can be

short and brief. You don't need to go into a lot of detail about why you are

leaving. You want to make sure that it's to the point, and then number three, it's

actually good practice to print out the letter and resign in person. However if

circumstances permit you from resigning in person, you can type the letter in an

email or attach it to an email. So let's jump into how to write the perfect

letter of resignation. Tip number one, customize your letter. You want to

address your supervisor or your manager in an informal but friendly manner like

"Dear John Doe" or "Dear Sally Smith." If your letter is going directly to the

human resource department, address the human resource manager or director by

name. Begin the letter by explaining your intention of resignation

and your last day of employment. This will make it crystal clear to your

employer that you are indeed resigning and when they can expect for your departure.

You can use a statement like this... "Please accept this letter of resignation for

my position as [include the position title]. My last date with [include the

company name] will be and then [include the date]. Tip number 3, explain your

reasoning in the simplest terms possible. Explain why you are leaving. Some common

reasons include a new career opportunity, family, health or maybe the current

position is just not the right fit anymore. Use a statement like... "I recently

received an offer from another organization where I can further pursue

my career goals. The growth of opportunities available in this new

position align perfectly with my talent and aspirations." Explain your reasoning

as positively and pleasantly as possible. This is not the time to complain or

express your dissatisfaction. I know how hard it can be to remain up beat in your

letter, especially if you had a supervisor that was impossible to work

with or maybe your values don't align with the company culture anymore. It's

important to leave those unpleasant negative details out of the letter. You

want to rise above this and exit with grace and ease. Tip number 4, express your

gratitude. Provide a brief thank you that lets your employer know that you are

grateful for the career opportunities and the growth that you had while

working at the company. This will be much appreciated by your employer and

increases the chances that your employer will give you a good reference or a good

recommendation later on. You can say something like... "Thank you for allowing me

to grow professionally in my role. I appreciate the support and guidance I've

received and the knowledge I gained while working with your company. I look

forward to our continued business relationship and to hearing about the

success of my colleagues." And then finally, tip number five, offer a

transition. If you can. provide some type of

transition, such as helping to train your replacement. This will give both you and

your employer greater closure and a sense of respect for each other. For this

part of your letter you can say something like... "If there is anything I

can do to make my departure a seamless process, please let me know. I am happy to

train a replacement if needed. Best wishes to you and to my co-workers." There

you have it folks, the five tips to write the perfect letter of resignation. Thanks

for hanging with me until the end. I promised you a special bonus and here it

is. It's the perfect letter of resignation. It's a simple easy to read

letter that you can download and customize to help you properly and

confidently resign from your position. I'll go ahead and link it up below and

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