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Seven Free Resignation Letters

Congratulations! You're leaving your job and moving on to life's next adventure. Hopefully you're leaving for a positive reason.

Before you pack up and go, send your employer a resignation letter. You never know when you'll want to ask your former employer for a reference or other assistance. A polite resignation letter is part of leaving on good terms.

Here are seven free resignation letters you can adapt to your own situation.

Free Resignation Letter No. 1: Basic Resignation Letter

Mr. Steven Souder 

Seaside Insurance 

Lake Worth, FL 33467

Dear Mr Souder,

This letter is to inform you that I am resigning my position as insurance representative, effective November 4, 2009.

Thank you for the opportunity to work and learn at Seaside Insurance. It has been a valuable experience for me.

Please let me know if I can be of assistance in the transition.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Levitan

Free Resignation Letter No. 2: Keep-in-touch Resignation Letter

Mr. Steven Souder 

Seaside Insurance 

Lake Worth, FL 33467

Dear Mr Souder,

This letter is to inform you that I am resigning my position as insurance representative, effective November 4, 2009.

Thank you for the opportunity to work and learn at Seaside Insurance. It has been a valuable experience for me. I hope we can keep in touch. You can reach me by email at JLV@hgdv.com or by phone at 561-886-4532.

Please let me know if I can be of assistance in the transition.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Levitan

Free Resignation Letter No. 3: Reason for Leaving Resignation Letter

Mr. Steven Souder 

Seaside Insurance 

Lake Worth, FL 33467

Dear Mr Souder,

This letter is to inform you that I am resigning my position as insurance representative, effective November 4, 2009.

I regret leaving Seaside Insurance, but I have found a position with greater responsibility in another company. ItÂ’s the next step in my career ladder and I look forward to the challenge.

Thank you for the opportunity to work and learn at Seaside Insurance. It has been a valuable experience for me.

Please let me know if I can be of assistance in the transition.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Levitan

Free Resignation Letter No. 4: One week notice letter Resignation Letter

Mr. Steven Souder 

Seaside Insurance 

Lake Worth, FL 33467

Dear Mr Souder,

This letter is to inform you that I am resigning my position as insurance representative, effective one week from today. I regret that I am unable to give you two weeks notice, but an unexpected opportunity requires me to be available in ten days.

I assure you I will complete or re-assign all open projects before I leave. But if there is anything else I can do to ease the sudden change, please let me know.

Thank you for the opportunity to work and learn at Seaside Insurance. It has been a valuable experience for me. I truly regret having to leave on such short notice but hope you understand.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Levitan

How to Use the Free Resignation Letters

You're welcome to use and adapt these free resignation letters to suit your own circumstances.

And if you're looking for more examples, here are three more free resignation letters..

And you've probably noticed that none of the letters include anything bad about the job you're leaving, your supervisor, or the company. That's not a coincidence. There's no need to lie -- just follow that old saying, "If you can't say anything nice about someone, don't say anything at all."

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