You can use this resignation letter example when you can’t give any notice period to your employer. Giving two weeks’ notice is the most appropriate way to leave your job however this is not always possible.
Don’t be so tempted to yell “I quit” and slam the door. This would be so unprofessional. You will need to resign gracefully regardless of your history with the company that you are about to leave.
Resigning verbally is never recommended. Write everything down either on paper or in an email. Your company’s HR department will tell you how to do it anyway.
We have provided you with a good format below so you can write your letter nicely. Do not use this letter as it. Customise it before sending it to your employer.
There are right and wrong ways of resigning from your job. Doing it the wrong way can lead to bad feelings between you and your employer, recriminations or even a bad reference. On the other hand, the correct resignation etiquette will contribute to continued success in both your personal and career development.
Make sure that you know what you are doing, be prepared, be positive and good luck!
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Resignation Letter: No Notice
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
1st January 2021
Mrs. A. Manager
Dear Mrs. Manager,
I wish to formally notify you that I am resigning from my position of (Job Title) with (Company name).
As I am currently within my probationary period, I understand that am under no obligation to offer a period of notice. Therefore, my last day of employment will be the (enter your last employment date here).
I wish to take this opportunity to thank (Company name) for the opportunity and their professional support and wish both yourself and the company the best of luck for the future.
Mr. A. EMPLOYEE
CC: (Enter here any other persons who may receive your letter also)
Read the following tips before you go ahead with your resignation…
- A written letter of resignation always gives you more time to prepare what you want to say and gives you greater control of your message. Use this opportunity constructively.
In its simplest form, a resignation letter should only include the following information: name, date, the person it is addressed to, a notice of termination of employment, when this is effective and finally, your signature. One of our letter templates may be perfect for your circumstances.
- If you’re leaving in good circumstances and feel that you want to say a little bit more, again, emphasise the positive – perhaps thank the boss for the opportunities he/she gave you – you never know when you may need your ex-employer to vouch for you or to give you a reference. We say more about having the last word in another article.
- If however, you’re leaving in strained or bad circumstances, resist the temptation to badmouth and let off steam. Remember, your letter of resignation may be used as a stick with which to bash you later on.
- Don’t get personal. Just because you are now leaving, a written letter of resignation is not the vehicle with which to tell your boss what you really thought of them. It is never polite to include personal remarks in a resignation letter. If you genuinely have differences of opinion with your boss, save the communication of them for another time and place. Never commit these thoughts to paper – your comments will remain in your personnel file and may come back to haunt you.