We all look for one good career opportunity after another. To meet our financial and career growth goals, it is important that we explore different avenues. However, in order to meet one goal, we may leave some important things behind. Leaving a workplace that has taught you so much, and has given you a lot in terms of financial and career security, may seem a bit selfish in the beginning – especially if your new goal is to bag a “better” job. But if this is where you have been led, it will be foolish to let go of the opportunity only because you do not want to look “selfish”.
Writing a resignation letter at this point may not be the easiest thing to do. But it is something that you have to do. Making sure that your resignation letter does not sound crass may be a bit tricky. Use of the right words and phrases is what will make things easy for you. After all, you are writing something that will end up in you leaving a place that you have loved, and you have to do this right!
Being honest is the way to go forward. When you write a resignation letter telling your employer that you are leaving because of a better opportunity, you need to be able to soften the blow somehow. Here is a sample resignation letter to help you write your own:
54 River Heights
Seven Hills, OH 63282
j.loveland @ email . com
April 25, 2017
Mr. Richard Korr
Donna Rae Road
Seven Hills, OH 63282
Dear Mr. Korr:
It is with a heavy heart that I am informing you of my decision to resign from my position as Marketing Manager for Didlake Inc. Please consider this as a 30 day notice of my intention to leave. May 25, 2017 will be my last working day.
While I have been absolutely blissful and satisfied with the work environment that I have been provided with at Didlake Inc, I have no choice but to give it all up and move to another position in a different organization. Had there been a similar opportunity within this company, I would have readily applied for it, but since I do not see one in the foreseeable future, I have little choice but to accept it from where it is being offered.
The past 9 years that I have spent working here have done wonders for my personal and professional growth, and I have no one but you to thank for that. I will be happy to train whoever you decide to hire in my place, to make this transition easier. Thank you so much for this opportunity, and the trust that you put into my efforts all these years.