All ready to start a new job or gearing up to take a break? If you have reckoned that you need to move on from your current job then the first step you need to take is to inform your employer that you are parting ways with them. Your resignation letter should be a short letter that formally informs your current employer that you are leaving your job. You may have to serve a notice period of a month or two after submitting your resignation letter.
A resignation letter is mostly sent as an email and must be addressed to the reporting manager and the HR. It’s not just an information for your boss that you intent to leave but it is also an advance intimation to superiors, and human resources so that they can find a replacement for your position.
Resignation letter format for personal reasons
Dear [your reporting manager’s name],
Please accept this letter as a formal notification of my resignation from the position [position title] with [company name]. I will be leaving my position due to unavoidable personal reasons that must be attended to immediately. I would like to thank you for this amazing opportunity that I was given for the past [Add the number of years you have been working in the role]. I greatly appreciate what I have learned here [Add the things you have learned here] and will take it with me throughout my career.
My last working day will be [DD/MM/YY – (one/two months from the date you give notice depending on company policy)]. I promise to wrap up my duties and train my replacement during this time. Please do let me know if there’s anything else I can do to aid during this transition.
I wish the company continued success, and I hope to stay in touch in the future.
Find more resignation letter formats for specific reasons here.
After your resignation has been accepted you should make sure to inform your employer about the current status of the projects you are handling so that you can proceed accordingly. It is best to put down the tasks you have in pipeline in an email and send it to all concerned people. It is also a good idea not to accept any long term tasks as this might interfere with your relieving date. If your employer finds a replacement for your role in due time you must train them on the nitty-gritties of your job. In this way, both you and your employer can part ways with a sense of respect and amicability.