How to Write a Part-Time Job Resignation Letter

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Are you ready to move on from a part-time job? What's the best way to quit your part-time job? The same way you'd quit a full-time job. Even though the job isn't full-time, it's important to resign gracefully. You may need a reference from your employer in the future. It's always a good idea to keep it professional when you leave a job, even if you're only working a few hours a week.

Here are tips for quitting a part-time job, with examples of resignation letters to use to quit.

How to Quit a Part-Time Job

If that seems excessive – after all, you probably don't have health insurance, retirement benefits, or many of the other perks of full-time employment – keep in mind that one of the reasons it's important to quit any job with grace is that you don't want to burn your bridges.

Sure, you could stomp off with a day's notice and no explanation, but it's a small world. You don't want your former colleagues (and bosses) to remember you as someone who couldn't be counted on. You never know when you might see them again in your career.

With that in mind, the usual rules of writing a resignation letter apply: be polite, give at least two weeks notice, and be sure to say thank-you for the opportunity – even if you're secretly delighted to be moving on.

What Your Resignation Letter Should Include

  • Your intention to leave the job.
  • Your last day of employment.
  •  Any other details or requests. This is a good place to let your boss know when you'll wrap X project, for example, or to ask them if you can skip a meeting in favor of a colleague who'll still be around.
  • A thank-you to your boss and co-workers for the experience and opportunity.

What You Can Leave Out

  • Any information you don't feel comfortable sharing. For example, you're not obligated to tell your soon-to-be former employer where you're going next or the exact reasons why you're leaving. You're free to do so if you feel like it, but it's not required.
    • A lot of day-to-day details about your last two weeks. If you need to remind your manager of what you manage and suggest people to take over in the short-term, you can do that in a separate communication or meeting.
    • Any negative feelings about the company. Remember that you want to leave on a high note so that you'll be in a good position if you ever need a recommendation or professional reference.

    Use these resignation letter samples to formally notify an organization where you have a part-time job that you are you are submitting your resignation.

    Short and Sweet Part-Time Job Resignation Letter Sample

    Dear Ms. Dougherty:

    I have thoroughly enjoyed working at ABC Dental Office. However, I wanted to let you know that I have secured a full-time position. My last day of work will be May 15.

    I appreciate the opportunities you have provided me during my time with the office.

    Sincerely,

    Your Signature (hard copy letter)

    Your Typed Name

    Detailed and Personal Part-Time Job Resignation Email Sample

    Subject: Your Name - Resignation

    Dear Mr. Greene:

    I want to thank you for everything I've learned while working at XYZ Corp. I've learned more here than I did in my half my classes, and I truly appreciated the opportunity to learn hands-on skills in your department.

    Unfortunately, as you know, my semester is about to come to an end, and since I'll be starting a full-time job in Seattle in the spring, I wanted to give you notice now. My last day of work will be June 3; I hope this extra notice will give you time to line up a replacement, as well as get the team through the busy season. Please let me know if I can be of assistance with training.

    Thanks again for a really wonderful year, and for all that you and the team have taught me.

    Sincerely,

    Your Signature (hard copy letter)

    Your Typed Name

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