Sometimes, we have to give up our current job to move on to a better one in our search for career advancement. Hence, writing a resignation is inevitable. A resignation letter is more than just saying you are leaving. It must be professionally written without sounding that you hate your job or your company sucks. Remember that you might need a reference from your current employer in the future.
Here are some tips on how to write a professional resignation letter:
As its name implies, a basic resignation letter should state the fact that you’re resigning and include the last day you will work. You may also thank your boss for the opportunities he have accorded you.
Keep your resignation letter concise and to the point. You don’t need to enumerate the reasons why you are leaving especially if they will place the company in a bad light like pay is bad and the boss is evil. If your reasons are because of positive circumstances, like you’re migrating abroad or going back to school, it would be fine to include them.
If possible, offer your help to make the transition smooth and hassle free. It would be a nice gesture to include your phone number and email address where you can be contacted.
Even if it is the lousiest company you have ever encountered, leave the thought to yourself and never vent your feelings in your resignation letter. Be magnanimous. Just savor the fact that you are leaving and will have nothing to do with that company any more.
Remember, resigning from a job is best done in person. Talk to your boss first and then follow up with a formal resignation letter.