Resignation Letter for a Dream Job Offer

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When you resign from a job, it is important to let your boss know in a formal resignation letter. Whether you give a reason, or not, is up to you. You can send a basic resignation letter simply saying you're moving on, or let your boss know why.

Below is an example of a resignation letter to notify your employer that you're leaving because you were offered your dream job and you simply couldn't turn it down.

Tips for Writing a Resignation Letter for a Dream Job

  • Give two weeks notice. If possible, give your employer the standard two weeks notice, or longer. If that is impossible, give the employer as much notice as you can. This will help you maintain a good relationship with your former employer.
  • Use business letter format. Use the formal business letter format when writing your letter. If time is of the essence, you might consider sending a resignation email instead of a letter.
  • State the date. In the letter, include the date you plan to leave the company. This will give your employer a clear sense of your timeline.
  • Don’t go into details. You might choose to mention that you are only leaving because you found an ideal job opportunity. However, do not feel the need to go into great detail. Keep your letter brief.
  • Express gratitude. This is a good chance to give thanks for the time you have worked at the company. Emphasize that you are only leaving because this new position is a perfect fit, not because you are unhappy with your current position. However, if you were unhappy with the company, do not complain or say anything negative in your letter. You want to maintain a good relationship with the employer; you never know when your paths will cross again.
  • Offer assistance. If you are able to do so, offer to help the company with the transition. You might offer to train a new employee, for example.
  • Ask any questions. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions about compensation or benefits, such as where or when you will receive your last paycheck. You should send the letter to both your employer and to the Human Resources office. Human Resources will be able to answer these kinds of questions.
  • Provide contact information. Include any non-company email address or other form of contact information that you want to include, so that your employer can get in touch with you. This is especially important if you are leaving right away.
  • Edit, edit, edit. Be sure to thoroughly proofread your letter for any typos. This is a professional business letter, so make sure it is polished.

Resignation Letter Sample – Dream Job Offer

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:

I am writing to notify you of my impending departure from the company. I plan to leave at the start of next month (August 1). I recently received the opportunity to enter my dream line of work. Although I have greatly enjoyed my time here, I just can't say no to this opportunity, and so I have to move on.

I do hope that my absence will not cause any inconvenience within the organization. I will be more than happy to assist you in anything you need help with as you look for a replacement to fill my position. Please do not hesitate to reach out if there's anything at all I can do for you during my remaining time here, or in the future.

I really appreciate your understanding. I have learned a lot during my tenure here, and you have been a pleasure to work with. However, it's very important to me that I make this job switch while I still have the chance to do so. 

Thank you again for the opportunity to work with you. I do hope we can stay in touch as business colleagues, and I look forward to hearing about how the company progresses in the future.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

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