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Letter of Resignation Sample

This free letter of resignation sample generally explains why the writer is resigning, to avoid a misunderstanding. See Sample Resignation Letters to choose another.

You may download, personalize and otherwise modify this free letter of resignation sample for personal use or just use it as an example to write one of your own. It's an RTF file format, which is compatible with most word processors (such as Microsoft® Word) and safe to download.

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The format of this letter of resignation sample is in full-block, business-letter style. But when emailing your letter of resignation, it doesn't necessarily need to be quite as formally formatted.

For example, you could delete the letterhead, date and recipient's address if you want, because an email will automatically include informal equivalents. It's a good idea to keep at least the salutation (Dear...) and complimentary close (Sincerely...), but you can change them to your preference.

[Your Name]
[Street • City • State • Zip Code]
[Phone # • Fax phone # • Messages phone # • Email]


[Date today]


[Recipient's name]
[Company name]

Dear [Recipient's name]:

Please accept this letter as my two-weeks notice of resignation, per company policy. My last day of work will be [date, two weeks from date above].

I made the decision to resign, not because I'm unhappy with the opportunities you've presented, but as a strategic career move. It's been a great pleasure working with you and representing [company name].

Be assured that I will wrap-up all unfinished business in a professional manner, before the end of my last day. Please let me know if you need my help in any other way.


[Sign here]

[Your name, title]

cc [Names for copies]

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