How to Write a Resignation Letter

Ready to leave your job? Learn how to write a resignation letter that keeps you in good standing with your employer. These sample letter of resignation can help you find the right words.



How to Write a Resignation Letter


Great news! You found a new healthcare job on Endorse Jobs and are super-thrilled—way to go! There’s one order of business you need to take care of before you start mentally decorating your new desk. You need to write a resignation letter telling your current boss that you’re leaving.


Just as when resigning in person, your resignation letter is best kept brief and professional – so avoid a handwritten letter if you can. As discussed in the How to hand in your notice and leave in good terms, it’s best to hand over a typed letter in person, but if this is impossible you can send it via email.

Dear Boss I Quit. Written On Old Typewriter

[How to resign and leave in good terms]


When writing your letter of resignation you may want to keep this quite brief, simply stating that you have decided to leave (possibly to move onto a new opportunity) and thanking the organisation for the opportunities that you have had with them.


There is no need to go into detail of the full reasons for your decision; it will suffice to simply confirm your decision and to clarify when your last working day will be, taking account of the contractual notice required of you. In fact, you don’t need to give a reason at all.


What to write in a resignation letter?

A resignation letter should include the following:

  • a statement of intent that you will be leaving your job
  • the name of your official staff position
  • the date of your last day on the job
  • gratitude to your employer for hiring you
  • a highlight of your time there (optional)
  • an offer to train your replacement
  • well wishes for the future of the company
  • your contact info


Resignation Sample:


Resignation Sample1     Letter Example 2


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