- Begin the letter by mentioning the position you are resigning from and a date of effect.
- Mention the reason for this decision and the difficulty you had taking it.
- Express gratitude for the time the organization has spent on your development.
- Provide a timescale needed for the transition.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from the position of [designation], with effect from [date].
I have received an offer to join [name your new organization] and I have accepted the same. It was a big decision and a difficult one.
I would like to thank you for your guidance and direction all through my tenure with [name the current organization]. I'd also like to thank the L&D team for investing in my training that has helped me take my career to this height.
I will brief my team and hand over responsibilities by the [date]. My last working day would be [date]. Thank you once again for all your support.
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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Letter to leave a job.
Further things to consider when writing farewell letters to human resources
Farewell letters are letters we write to express good wishes when parting with loved ones. A farewell letter is the best means to thank people for the time you spent together. Maybe you have accepted a new job offer, you are retiring, or going back to school. Perhaps you are moving to another country for good. The best and most convenient way to say goodbye to your friends, neighbors, and coworkers is by sending a farewell letter. While you may deliver the news face-to-face, sending a farewell letter makes sure that everyone knows the news. It is the perfect place to share contact information so that people can still keep in touch with you.
Great farewell letters are brief and precise. Clearly state the reason why you are writing the letter. Begin by confirming your departure and depending on the circumstance, explain how you feel about making this difficult decision. Say thanks for the time spent with the recipient, his/her friendship, love, support, etc. Mention some of the good times and memories you have shared. Wish the recipient the best in his/her future. End with a positive or humorous note making a clear invitation to continued communication.
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.