Basic Sample
Letter of Resignation

Easy-to-use sample letter of resignation. Short and to-the-point, it includes the essential information of resignation date and last working day.

The resignation letter ends on a positive note and is polite and professional. If you do not feel comfortable with saying more than this when resigning from your job, this basic resignation letter is quite acceptable.

Easy-to-adapt for your own use.

Basic Resignation Letter

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email


Mr Eric Smith
Client Services Director
Nathan Jones Inc
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr Smith

Please accept this letter as formal notice of my resignation from the position of Client Services Agent with Nathan Jones Incorporated. My last working day will be March 29, 2019. This is two weeks from today as per my employment contract.

Thank you for the opportunities I have been given during my time with the company.

I wish you and the company well in the future.


Your Name

It is always better to write or type out a formal resignation than send an email. There is no guarantee when the email will be opened or that it will be printed out. A hard copy is required for your employment records.

If you would prefer to write a longer and more heartfelt resignation letter go to this fulsome sample letter of resignation 

You can use this resignation email if you consider it appropriate to resign by email.

Resign in a proper and professional manner by using the checklist at how to resign.

Find the most appropriate resignation letter sample for your situation at free resignation letters. Adapt one of these sample letters for your own use.

Sales Resignation Letter

If your situation requires that you resign via email use this sample resignation email

Are you unsure of what to expect in the exit interview? View typical  exit interview questions to be prepared.

Please Note This sample resignation letter is provided for guidance purposes only. Resignation letters should be edited to fit your own personal situation.

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