If you want to provide your employer with standard two weeks’ notice then you can use this resignation letter example.
Congratulations, you found a new job! (otherwise think twice before leaving your job). It’s time to let your employer know that he/she is about to lose one of her/his best employees!
Sometimes it’s so tempting to tell “I quit” and slam the door and go but you need to do this gracefully because you are a professional. It has to be formal.
The main purpose of your resignation letter is to inform your employer that you are leaving your job; however it is also a professional goodbye to your employer and colleagues.
Never burn the bridges as you might want to use it again!
Putting in two-weeks notice can be a delicate procedure requiring time and thought. However, if done correctly, it can be quite a classy note to leave on, as well as a benefit to your job search in the future.
This article will showcase two sample two-week notices, one good and one bad. After each, there will be a short list of important points.
The Good Example
“Dear (Supervisor’s Name),
This letter constitutes an official two-week notice of my termination of employment with (Company Name), effective (Date of your Final Day). I’d like to thank you for the opportunity to work at (Company Name), and I appreciate the invaluable experience I gained while employed here.
I regret that I must tender my resignation, but I hope that my time with (Company Name) has been seen as productive and that I can count on you for a positive reference in the future.
(Print Name and Sign Below)”
In this sample, the writing is clean and respectful and to the point. The sentences aren’t too long or wordy, and there’s nothing negative.
It’s important to thank the company for employing you, and tell them you value your time there.
It ends by letting them know you regret having to quit, and asks them to be a good reference for you in the future.
The Bad Example
“This is a two-week notice. I’m quitting because (I got another job that pays more/I don’t like this job/I want to do something else).
(Just Name Printed)”
There is any number of things wrong with this example. First and foremost, address the recipient of the letter respectfully by name. Aside from anything else, it’s just good to have people remember you fondly rather than leaving a bad taste in their mouths.
Unless it’s specifically asked for, never ever give a reason for quitting in your two-week notice. It won’t do any good, and could cause avoidable consequences.
This example contains no thanks for the employment while it lasted, as well as nothing positive at all. You always want to leave your employers feeling like they did you a favor, and that you valued your time with them.
Lastly, there should always be something at the end of a two-week notice about using them as a positive reference (unless you are quitting for reasons that would render this unlikely).
Always sign a two-week notice by hand below your printed signature. It’s a sign of respect and formal notarization.
There’s no reason why tendering your two-week notice needs to be any more unpleasant and detrimental than it absolutely has to be. With a little effort and foresight, your notice can leave your employers remembering you fondly and more than willing to give you a good review.
Resignation Letter: Two Weeks 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), effective from the above date.
As per my contractual terms and conditions of my employment, I understand I am obligated to issue you a two week notice period. Therefore my last date of employment will be (enter your last employment date here).
May I also 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)