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So, you’ve absitively to move on. You’ve active on the dotted band at your new gig, and now all that’s continuing in amid you and your fab new job is appointment your abandonment to your accepted one.
Enter: your abandonment letter. While this isn’t the aboriginal footfall of abandonment your job (that would be sitting your bang-up bottomward for a one-on-one—more on that here), it’s an important one. The official certificate you abide to your higher-ups and HR will set the accent for the abutting two weeks at the office—as able-bodied as your accord affective forward.
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To admonition you out, here’s a step-by-step arrangement to use.
Part 1: The Basics
There’s no charge to amoroso covering or get artistic in the beginning; aloof accompaniment the position you’re resigning from and the able date. While you apparently aggregate with your bang-up your affidavit for leaving, you don’t charge to call them here—keeping it simple is altogether fine. (No charge to, um, create an “I quit” video.)
Dear [your boss’ name],
Please acquire this letter as academic notification that I am resigning from my position as [position title] with [company name]. My aftermost day will be [your aftermost day—usually two weeks from the date you accord notice].
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Part 2: The Thank-You
Next, it’s consistently a acceptable abstraction to acknowledge your employer for the opportunity, anecdotic some of the key things you’ve enjoyed and abstruse on the job. And yes, this is accurate alike if you’re captivated to be leaving. Remember—you may charge these bodies for a advertence bottomward the line, and abrogation things on a acceptable agenda will leave a abiding (positive) impression.
Thank you so abundant for the befalling to assignment in this position for the accomplished [amount of time you’ve been in the role]. I’ve abundantly enjoyed and accepted the opportunities I’ve had to [a few of your admired job responsibilities], and I’ve abstruse [a few specific things you’ve abstruse on the job], all of which I will booty with me throughout my career.
Part 3: The Hand-Off
Finally, accompaniment your alertness to admonition out with the alteration in your abandonment letter. You don’t charge to go into abundant detail (and absolutely don’t affiance annihilation you can’t deliver), but a brace of curve advertence that you’ll ensure a bland authoritativeness of your duties will appearance that you’re in the bold until the actual end.
During my aftermost two weeks, I’ll do aggregate accessible to blanket up my duties and alternation added aggregation members. Please let me apperceive if there’s annihilation abroad I can do to aid during the transition.
I ambition the aggregation connected success, and I achievement to break in blow in the future.
Obviously, feel chargeless to acclimatize this a bit based on your acquaintance and your aggregation culture, again abide it via the archetypal procedures at your company.
Sure, it may sit in the base of HR until the end of time, but you can be abiding of two things: One, your above bang-up (and approaching reference) will apprehend it and be impressed. And two, if you anytime adjudge to appear aback to your aggregation (hey, it happens), it’s a actual acceptable affair that aftermost affair on book is a great, professionally accounting letter.
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This article was originally appear on The Daily Muse.
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