Resign for family or personal reasons. Sample letter


  1. To make your resignation letter compelling, you should mention your reasons related to the family. One of these reasons is the transfer of your spouse or a job offer in another city. Illness in family or birth of a child requires your presence at home. If you just want to stay with your family or children, then it's a substantial reason to mention in your resignation. Citing such reasons is appropriate. You don't have to specify reasons that are of personal or private nature such as divorce, emotional problems, criminal indictment, drug abuse, etc.
  2. State that you are resigning. State your position and give a date of entry into force.
  3. Provide some more details about your plans. Be honest while commenting on the difficulty of this decision.
  4. Appreciate the training, experience and relationships you had in this job.
  5. Ask for a letter of recommendation.
  6. Say something about the possibility of regaining this position, if your employers mentioned it.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

I am very sorry to say that I am resigning from my current position as the sales department head. I am currently going through a rough time in my personal life, and I think it has rendered me incapable of doing my job properly. I do wish to resolve some of my personal issues first which regrettably, I cannot do while being employed in your good company.

I am very thankful for the opportunities Red Inc. has given me, as well as the many experiences and friendships I have gained here. I will greatly miss working here and I would very much like the opportunity to return if circumstances allow me to.

Again, thank you for everything.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -

Resign for family or personal reasons. Sample letter.

Further things to consider when writing resignation letters to human resources

Further things to consider when writing resignation letters to human resources

Resignation Letters

Resignation letters are letters written to employers to announce the intent to leave a currently held position. While the main objective of a resignation letter is to inform your employer that you are leaving, you can use it to maintain a positive relationship with the recipient by leaving with a positive final impression. Though you may feel as if this is a great opportunity to say how much you hated the company, it's always in your best interest to be polite so that your professional future remains secure. A resignation letter should be sent well in advance or as required by the contract to give the recipient enough time to fill your position.

Resignation letters are formal letters, and therefore, the writing tone must be professional. State your intention to resign clearly. If appropriate, give your reasons for the same. Thank the recipient for the experience and state how this position has positively influenced your profession. While at it, resist the temptation to make negative comments unless you want the recipient to remember you as an ungrateful employee. Wrap it up with a kind note and mention that you are willing to offer any assistance needed during the transition.

Letters to Human Resources

Letters to human resources are letters written to the personnel or department that deals with administration, training, and hiring of employees in an organization. The role of human resources personnel is to handle everything from payroll to policy issues and legal grievances. If you have a policy or legal question, a personal issue that affects your work, or a serious problem with a colleague, the first person you may want to contact is a human resources representative. The best way to begin this conversation is by drafting a letter stating your specific problem.

When writing letters to human resources, make sure to follow all the rules of a formal letter. Start by addressing your letter to the right person. Write a clear subject line communicating your problem and indicating that action is needed. Set a formal and professional tone early in the conversation. Keep your sentences short and clear and avoid providing more information than is necessary. Describe the issue precisely giving a timeline of when it started. Explain what you have done or think can be done to address the issue. Request for an in-person meeting. Close on a note of anticipation to seeing the issue resolved.

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