Farewell Letter Saying Goodbye to Colleagues

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When you're leaving your job, take the time to send a farewell letter to the people you have worked with. It's always a good idea to stay on good terms, and to stay connected, with your soon-to-be former colleagues when you're getting ready to leave your job.

Regardless of the reason you're moving on, the people you worked with can help you with your career in the future, give you a reference, and perhaps provide leads for your next job.

What to Include in a Farewell Letter

Use this sample farewell letter or email message to say good-bye to co-workers and to let them know that you are moving on to a new position, retiring, or doing something else with your life.

In your farewell, you may want to mention how much you've enjoyed working together, say thank you for any help or mentorship provided, let your co-worker know what your next step will be, and provide contact information so that you can keep in touch. 

Sample Farewell Letter

Dear John,

I wanted to take a moment to let you know that I am leaving my position at ABC Corporation. I will be starting a new position at XYZ Company next month.

I have enjoyed my tenure here and I appreciate having had the opportunity to work with you. Thank you for the support, guidance, and encouragement you have provided me during my time at ABC.

Even though I will miss my colleagues and the company, I am looking forward to this new challenge and to starting a new phase of my career.

Please keep in touch: I can be reached at my personal email address (samantha83@gmail2.com), on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/samanthasterling) or my cell phone, 555-121-2222.

Thanks again for everything.

Yours truly,

Samantha

Sending an Email Farewell Letter

When you're sending your farewell message by email, including your name and the reason you're writing in the subject line of the message will help ensure your email gets opened.

Here are examples of what to write:

  • Subject: Samantha Sterling - Staying in Touch
  • Subject: Samantha Sterling Update
  • Subject: Samantha - Moving On
  • Subject: Samantha Update

More Letter Examples: Farewell Letter Samples | Resignation Letter Samples.

How to Say Good-bye
You have found a new job and you're ready to give two-weeks notice to your current employer. What's the best way to say good-bye? The first step is to let your boss know that you're resigning. Next, you will want to say farewell to your co-workers.

Good-bye Letter A - Z
Use these good-bye letter examples to say farewell to co-workers, clients and business contacts to let them know that you have accepted a new job, are retiring, or resigning. There are also letter examples you can send to colleagues, clients and customers to congratulate them and wish them well as they move on to a new opportunity.

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