- This letter can address either your co-workers, your supervisor, or your clients. It is important to write in a tone that is appropriate, bearing in mind your relationship to the reader. This is letter of good will, not a letter of resignation.
- Let them know that you are leaving. Giving details you are comfortable with, tell them the why you have made this decision.
- Lay out information that will be important or helpful to those who will remain, such as who will take your place.
- Tell your reader how you've benefited from your interactions with them. Be sure to end on a positive note.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
As most of you will probably know, I am leaving Hansen's Corporation on Friday as part of the voluntary RIF. Do not be concerned though as I have found a new job over in York.
You should all know that I have made many good friends during my years working with you all, and feel that I am a better person for my time here. I have so many good memories of all of the good times I have had that am sure I will never forget any of you.
I hope that we stay in touch and that you all gain what you desire in the coming years.
[Senders Title] -Optional-
[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Sample of a friendly farewell letter to colleagues.
Further things to consider when writing greeting letters to colleagues
Greeting letters are letters written to salute or acknowledge others during a special day and to wish them the best. These can be between friends, family members, colleagues, or from a company to its clients. Whether it is to mark a birthday, engagement, anniversary, or wedding, sending greeting letters to your loved ones makes them feel appreciated. This simple gesture lets the recipient know that you care about him/her and that he/she is on your mind. It also helps strengthen the bond you share with the recipient.
Writing greeting letters doesn't need to be difficult. All you need to do is to make your message short and unique especially if you are sending the letter for a special occasion. Remember the recipient might be receiving many other letters. Therefore, you have to make yours stand out from the rest. This is an informal letter, and so the tone should be warm and friendly. Start the letter with an exclusive greeting and acknowledge the occasion. Mention the reason why you are writing. If you know the recipient well enough, throw in a compliment or two to make him/her feel special. End by wishing the recipient the best on the occasion.
Letters to Colleagues
Letters to colleagues are, simply, letters written to coworkers. These letters are written in a business or professional setting for different purposes. Maybe you want to thank a coworker for doing you a favor - write a thank-you letter. You want to congratulate him/her for a promotion - write a congratulation letter. Perhaps you want to apologize for doing something wrong - write an apology letter, or may be you have found a new job, and it's time to say goodbye - write a farewell letter. Although some colleagues may find writing letters a tedious process, it is a great way to maintain a strong working relationship.
Most letters to colleagues are informal. You really don't need to use all that formal jargon to people you know pretty well ? do you? Begin your letter with a warm and friendly salutation and the proper name of the recipient. Clearly state the purpose of your letter. Be specific and know exactly what you are talking about. Use clear language which the recipient can easily understand. Maintain a friendly and pleasant tone. Close the letter positively and with a note of anticipation that the recipient will take the necessary action.