Resignation letters are very difficult to write – and polite resignation letters are even more so! Once you have either lost interest in a job or have found a better job, you should goodbye in a polite manner.

There are no specific rules for writing a polite resignation letter. All you need to do is to mention why you are leaving and when your last day will be. Of course you will need to provide a notice period as is appropriate and thank your employer for the wonderful time you have spent at this office.

Following is a good example of a polite resignation letter. Fee free to use it as a template to write your own!

 

Polite Resignation Letter Sample

 

Sidney Sheldon
48 Oak Street
Salina, KS 55555
000.999.8888

June 20, 2016

Mr. Loren Gerardo
Manager Human Resources
Nielsen
48 Oak Street
Salina, KS 55555

 

Dear Mr. Gerardo:

I am writing to formally resign from my position as Customer Service Clerk for Nielsen on 2 weeks notice. July 3 will be my last working day.

It was not an easy decision as I think of the company as my second home. But I have to leave due to some domestic problems. The past 7 years that I have spent working here have been nothing less than a amalgamation of learning and fun. Nielsen has taught me all that I know of dealing with accounts and I am hoping that I will take this knowledge to a different level at the next place of work.

I appreciate your guidance and support which helped me develop professionally and personally. I will be available on my desk till my last day of work.

 

Truly yours,

(Signature)
Sidney Sheldon
Customer Service Clerk
Nielsen