Two Weeks Notice Resignation Letter Samples

Do I need to inform employer two weeks before leaving?

Well, if you work in the United States or Canada, the answer depends on the terms and conditions written in your employment contract.

In many cases, you do not need to give a two weeks notice of resignation except you are working under a contract that demands it.

In the absence of a written job contract between you and employer, your service is presumed to be voluntary and indistinct for both of you and employer.

Tips and Techniques

• In your resignation letter, you should emphasize on positive things and mention how your organization has benefited you professionally.

• Mention your last date of work.

• Offer any assistance during the changeover and afterward.

• Do not be pessimistic.

• Do not show aggressive behavior – you’re going to departure, and you should leave gracefully

In the following examples of 2-week notice letter, you will note that employees do not state much more than their intention of going after two weeks.


Resignation Letter 2 Weeks’ Notice – Sample 1



Amelia Cornwall
66 Cedar Street
Lindsborg, KS 82941
(000) 999-2030
amelia @ email . com

March 1, 2018

Mr. Emery Harrison
Manager Human Resources
Nashoba Valley Marketing Services
66 Cedar Street
Lindsborg, KS 81074


Dear Mr. Harrison:

It is extremely difficult to say, but considering my circumstances, I am unable to continue my work as Secretary of Nashoba Valley Marketing Services. As mentioned in my employment contract, I am giving a two weeks notice of resignation effective March 14.

The decision to leave was not easy as I have worked here for a long time and considered the office as my second home. On the other hand, I should move to Bogue by the end of this month to look after my ailing mother.

During this two-week transition period, I will hand over my work to the employee whom you choose to take up my position. If there are any notes that you would like me to prepare or an exit procedure that I need to follow, please let me know.

Thank you very much for your ongoing help and guidance.



Amelia Cornwall

Amelia Cornwall
Nashoba Valley Marketing Services


Two Weeks’ Notice Resignation Letter Sample 2



55 Austin Street
Overland Park, KS 50112

March 1, 2018

Ms. Helen Murdoch
Manager HR
Harrington Inc.
221 Lake Lane
Overland Park, KS 56213


Dear Ms. Murdoch:

Please consider this letter as two weeks notice of my resignation from my position as Administrative Assistant for Harrington Inc effective March 14. It was tough for me to decide this because I have been very comfortable in my role here.

I feel proud to become a part of Harrington Inc. since its inception. I would like to thank you for the time, patience and perseverance which you have shown in providing me with the best training in the clerical arena. The decision to leave was tough but necessary due to some domestic affairs.

My last working day will March 14. It will give me enough time to hand over my work to any individual who will replace me.

Thank you for being an excellent supervisor and for teaching me all that I know.


Sincere regards,


Hannibal Lector
Administrative Assistant
Harrington Inc.
(000) 857-9872
lector @ email . com


  Sample 3 – Short and Straightforward



March 1, 2018

Mr. John Doe,
Managing Director
XYZ Company


Dear Mr. Doe:

Please accept this letter as my formal notice of resignation from my position as Marketing Manager for XYZ Company, effective March 14. The professional skills I developed through my work here will be unforgettable.

I anticipate that one week notice will be enough for you to find a substitute for me. If I can assist to prepare my replacement or fasten any loose ends, please let me know.

Thank you very much for providing me with this great opportunity.



[Sign here]
John Doe
Marketing Manager


Sample 4 – Brief and Concise



Dear Mr. Doe:

I am writing this letter is to officially tender my resignation from my position as Accounting Assistant for XYZ Company. My last day on duty will be March 14.

It has been a great pleasure to work for XYZ Company and develop exceptional skills under your guidance.

If needed, please let me know how I can assist to make a soft transition during my remaining time.



Mary Smith
Accounts Assistant


Sample 5 – Polite Manner



Dear Mr. Smith:

Thank you very much for giving me the fantastic opportunity to work for XYZ Company as a Product Manager. I have learned a great deal during my time here. I am grateful for your leadership and guidance throughout my employment.

On the other hand, the time has come for me to go ahead. This letter is to announce my intent to resign on a 2-week-notice officially. March 14 will be my last working day. On my part, this was not a simple choice to make. The past four years at this organization have been very worthwhile. I like working with you and managing a flourishing team devoted to a quality manufactured product delivered on time.

I will remain in my seat for handing/taking process till my notice period ends. Please let me know what I can do to make my transition days a creative experience.


Best regards,

Andrew Michael

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