Summary: This is a brief of how a resignation letter should be written to inform the management of your intention to resign from the company. The resignation letter format should be formal and courteous with the necessary information for the management to process the resignation request appropriately.
The resignation letter is an important piece of document in an employee’s work life. The way the resignation letter is written determines the future for the resigning employee, as one would like to leave a good legacy without drastic measures such as non-reemployment.
The letter should leave a good impression on the company if written properly and submitted at the right time. Its style is formal and professional as befitting an official letter. The contents of the letter should include the notice period and the last working day. There should be sufficient relevant information that is concise without elaboration.
The letter should state your good intentions and attitude during your last phase at the company by fulfilling all required responsibilities. It pays to note your appreciation and thanks to the management and colleagues without implying any dissatisfaction.
Last but not least, you can indicate in your resignation letter that you may reconsider returning to serve the company should there be an opportunity. When an employee leaves the company in good stead, the resigning employee earns good referrals and future networking opportunities.
Have a copy of your resignation letter for reference.