Sample Letter Of Resignation
Composing Your Letter of Resignation
Making the decision the quit or resign from your job is a difficult one. Employees struggle with the decision for weeks if not months, carefully weighing out all of their options.
It is a life altering decision and it is one that should not be taken lightly. Changing jobs every year or every two years will not look good on your resume because future employers will want to see many years of tenure with one employer and if they see that you change jobs frequently they will be less likely to hire you. However, if you are not happy at your current employer for reasons of harassment, discrimination due to race or gender, or if there is no room for growth or salary increases, then you need to move to a company where these things will not happen to you.
Writing a respectful and detailed resignation letter is very important.
Even if you are the victim of harassment or discrimination you still do not want to use inappropriate language. However, you do want to make sure that the reason for your resignation is clear. If you are resigning from your position because there is no room for growth or salary increases you need to be as specific as possible. For example, if you are resigning because you haven’t received a salary increase in three years and you have preformed your job as required then you state the following in your resignation letter. “ I am resigning my position as (state your position at the company) at ( state the name of your company) due to the fact that I have not received a salary increase in the past three years and I feel that I have preformed my job duties as required by the company.” You can also explain how you feel that you need to work for a company where your skills will be utilized, appreciated and noticed.
You can also state in the letter that you want to work for a company where you will have room for growth and advancement. Just remember to stick to the facts and try not to sound rude. You will want to make a copy of the letter that you give your current employer so that you can keep it in your own personal file at home. When you give your current employer your resignation they can still ask that you give them two weeks in order to find an employee to replace you, but they can also ask you to leave your position immediately.