Informing your current employer of your resignation takes tact and discretion. If they inquire as to whom you
new job is with, it is best to tell them that you cannot disclose that information until your new employer
announces it within his/her own organization. The following sample letters are suitable correspondence to
announce your resignation.
Sample Letter One
Please accept this letter as my formal resignation as (Title) for (Company) to become effective as of (Date). I
have accepted a position in (Location).
I believe this position will offer me more challenge and opportunity for advancement as well as allow me to
broaden my own experience and knowledge.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your time and efforts in my training and advancement during
the past (Time). The support and concern shown by you and the rest of the management team has been deeply
I leave (Company) with no animosity or ill will and wish you and your company continued success.
My decision is irrevocable and any counter offers extended by you and/or (Company) will be rejected.
Sample Letter Two
This is to inform you that I have accepted a position with another firm. Therefore, I would like to offer my
resignation effective _________.
I want to assure you of my gratitude for a rewarding professional association during my employment with
This decision was not an easy one, and involved many days and hours of thoughtful consideration, particularly
with respect to my own plans for my future. Nevertheless, the decision is final.
Please do not make this process more difficult than it need be by discussions of the reasons for my decision or
whether it can be changed.
My main thoughts now are to work as hard as possible to wrap up my affairs here and turn over my
responsibilities as you direct. However, I would like to join my new firm as soon as possible. Therefore, if