Resignation Letter Example With a Reason

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When you are resigning from a position, especially one where you have had a long tenure, or developed personal relationships, you will want to provide a reason, as well as thank your employer for the opportunities you enjoyed.

Use this resignation letter example when you want to thank your employer and provide a reason for your resignation. Also see below for another example of a letter that states a career change as a reason for moving on.

These letters provide a format that you can customize to your own personal situation.

Letter of Resignation Example With a Reason #1

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

Date

Name
Title
Organization
Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

The purpose of this letter is to announce my resignation from Company Name, effective two weeks from this date.

This was not an easy decision to make, on my part. The past 10 years have been very rewarding. I've enjoyed working for you and managing a very successful team dedicated to a quality manufactured product delivered on time.

I have accepted a position as VP, Manufacturing for Land Lubber Industries in Watertown, West Virginia. This opportunity gives me the chance to grow professionally and will allow us to relocate just a few miles from our families.

I wish you and the company all the best. I do hope our paths cross again in the future.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

Letter of Resignation Example With a Reason #2

Dr. John Smith
Reference Coordinator
County Library System
101 Main Street
Small Town, State

Dear John,

I would like to inform you that I am resigning from my position as Reference Librarian II for the County Library System.

My last day with the library will be Saturday, June 30th.

Thank you for the professional and personal development you have assisted me with over the last five years. I consider just about everyone I have met here to be friends of mine now, and I will miss you all.

However, between my teaching load and writing work, my career has taken a different direction and I feel is time to move onto new opportunities and challenges.

Please keep in touch. I can be reached via email at yourname@email.com

Sincerely,

Firstname Lastname

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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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