Why do you need to know how to write a letter of resignation?
It is very rare in this day and age that someone would work with one company from the start of their working career all the way through to retirement. At some point or another you are going to want to move from your current employer to another; hopefully for a better salary and promotion. In doing so however you want to ensure that you do not upset your current employer and the people that you are working for directly. After all you never know when you might meet them later in your career or even if you might one day want to return to the same company. So it is vital that you learn how to write a letter of resignation so that you leave on good terms with everyone.
How do I write a resignation letter?
Before you even write your letter of resignation you need to be completely sure that this is what you really want to do. It is rare that a company will allow you to take it back if you should decide at the last minute that you have changed your mind. You should consider all of your options before you actually resign. After all if you are leaving for more money or even if you are dissatisfied with your work, a quick chat with your manager or supervisor may actually solve your problems if they are aware that you are going to leave. However if you are sure that you really want to leave then the following steps will help you with writing a resignation letter that is not going to burn your bridges behind you.
How should your letter of resignation be written?
The first thing to understand when learning how to write a letter of resignation is that your letter should be written in a professional and business like fashion. While you may feel like just scribbling our a few hand written lines it is always best to use your computer to actual type up a formal letter of resignation. It should be formatted as a formal business letter with your name and address in the header and once finished should be printed out on good quality paper and formally signed. Remember that there will always be a possibility that someone may look at this letter in the future.
Writing your letter of resignation
The following steps will outline what you need to make sure is covered when you are learning how to write an application letter or a letter of resignation. Remember that your letter needs to be polite and factual and should not be a letter in which you feel the need to vent your frustrations with the company that you are leaving. Remain polite and business like.
- Address the letter to your direct supervisor or manager
- Tell them briefly that you are resigning
- Tell them the date on which your resignation will become effective; ensure that you mention your notice period
- Thank your employer; even if you do not feel that you have been valued or not enjoyed your work you should still thank the company and your direct manager for the opportunities that you have been given
- Inform them that you will be happy to help them with training any replacement
- Sign your letter in a formal manner; yours sincerely is best
What to avoid in your resignation letter
It is just as important when learning how to write a letter of resignation to learn both what to include and what not. It will be very easy if you take next advices into notice. Try not to write the following :
- Don’t abuse or complain about anyone within your letter
- Do not complain about your treatment or the company
- Do not inform them as to your future plans after your resignation
- Do not say that you will leave prior to your official notice unless you have already discussed and agreed
If you don’t know how to write a letter, you can always use a sample. The only problem that might occur is plagiarism. Make sure your letter is 100% original. To understand how a proper non-plagiarized letter should look like, review this paraphrasing example.
Just remember to follow all of these tips when you learn how to write a letter of resignation and don’t burn those bridges behind you.
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