How to Write a Resignation Letter that Leaves a Good Impression

This article was originally published by and features an excerpt from Matt Erhard, Summit Search Group below. Read the full article HERE

After careful consideration, you’ve decided to leave your job. But how do you break the news?A meeting? Text? Icing message on a cake?

While those are all fair options, your best bet is to write a resignation letter. However, that’s often not as easy as it sounds. The chances for error or misinterpretation are high, and you run the risking of offending someone if you’re not careful.

One way to solve that problem is by sticking to a formula. Following precise criteria helps you provide a written record of intent to leave your company while doing so clearly, concisely, and professionally.

Demonstrate appreciation for your job.

Even if you hate your job, it helps to find some positives and include those in your resignation letter.

“You want the overall tone of a resignation letter to be one of gratitude,” said Matt Erhard, a managing partner with the recruiting firm Summit Search Group. “Even if you’ve had issues with your current job or employer, you should focus on the things you appreciated about your time working there and thank them for the opportunity to gain skills and experience.”

Examples of things you can show appreciation for include any training, mentoring from experienced coworkers, scheduling flexibility, or even any hardware or software the company purchased for you.

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