Sample Letter of Intent to Resign

Letter of resignation

Here is a letter of intent to resign example to use to let your employer know you are resigning. The letter can either be a formal letter of intent to resign, typed, printed and signed, or sent via email.

Whichever format you choose, it's important to let your employer know when your last day of employment will be.

Letter of Intent to Resign Example

When you are sending a formal letter of intent to resign, here's the format to use:

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email


City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

I am writing to announce my resignation from Company Name, effective January 15.

This was not an easy decision for me to make. The past five years have been very rewarding. I've enjoyed working for you and working on a very successful team dedicated to providing top level customer service.

Thank you for the opportunities that you have provided me during my tenure with the company.

I wish you and the company the very best and hope we can keep in touch in the future.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

Letter of Intent to Resign Email Message

If you are sending your letter of intent to resign via email, be sure to include a specific subject line so your message will be read in a timely manner:

Subject Line: Your Name - Resignation - Effective Date

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Please Note: This sample is provided for guidance only. The provided information, including samples and examples, is not guaranteed for accuracy or legality.

Letters and other correspondence should be edited to fit your personal situation.

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