Employee Farewell Email Message Examples

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Are you leaving your job? It's always a good idea to take the time to send a farewell message to your coworkers and clients. It's an opportunity to say "thank you" for their help during your tenure with the organization, and to stay connected in the future.

What to Include in a Farewell Email

Take the time to thank the people who meant the most to you at work individually. It's more meaningful to receive a special farewell note written especially for you than it is to receive a generic message sent to everyone.

Send personalized individual emails, handwritten notes, or messages via LinkedIn, rather than group messages, so your farewell note is personal.

In addition to thanking your colleagues your messages provide you with an opportunity to share your contact information so you can stay connected. You don't want to lose touch because you don't have a company email account any longer.

Your email message should include:

  • Subject line including your name
  • The fact that you're moving on
  • Your appreciation for the person you worked with
  • Thanks for the support
  • How you will miss your colleague
  • A request to keep in touch
  • Your personal contact information (email, cell phone, LinkedIn and other social media account links that you want to share)
  • Signature

Sample Employee Email Farewell Messages

Use these sample employee farewell messages to let colleagues, clients, and your connections know that you are moving on.

Email Farewell Message #1
Message Subject Line: Sandra Smith Update

Dear Donna,

I would like to personally let you know that I am leaving my position at Jones and Company. I have enjoyed working here and I sincerely appreciate having had the chance to work with you.

Thank you for the support and encouragement you have provided me during my time at Jones. I will miss our daily interactions and working on projects with you.

I would appreciate your continued advice as I start the next phase of my career.

Please keep in touch. I can be reached at my personal email address (sandrajones@gmail2.com), on LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/SandraSmith or via my cell phone - 555-121-2222.

Again, thanks so much for your support.

Best regards,


Email: sandrasmith@gmail2.com
LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/in/SandraSmith
Twitter: Twitter.com/SandraSmith
Cell: 555-121-2222

Email Farewell Message #2
Message Subject Line
- Madi Genovese - Moving On

Dear Peter,

I have news to share! I am leaving my job at Calder Bates on August 1st. Though I will miss working with you and the rest of the team, I am excited to be starting a new position with Jones Mathias and Company in September.

I very much appreciate the support and friendship you have provided me over the years. I hope we can stay in touch even though we won't be working closely together.

My personal email address is madi.genovese@email.com and my phone number is 612-646-2424. I believe we are already connected on LinkedIn.

Thanks again for everything,


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