When sending your resignation email it is often best not to speak your mind. Of course, there is an exception to every rule.
If you can better the work environment for your coworkers, it may be wise to ask your supervisor or his supervisor for some time to explain your observations. If you are going to criticize make sure you offer suggestions on how to create a better work environment.
Make sure your resignation email gives proper notice. It is simple courtesy to give your employer a reasonable amount of time, to fill your position. If your job is complicated, your employer may need time for you to train your replacement. Try and give notice of no less than two weeks when sending your resignation letter. Always be honest it is the best policy.
To resign like a professional use the “sandwich technique.” This resignation email technique softens the blow of the bad news of your departure with positive statements on either side. Always begin your resignation letter with a positive paragraph. Place your resignation in the middle of the letter. Close your letter with another couple of positive statements.
Sample Resignation Email Templates #1
It’s with a heavy heart that I am submitting my written notice of resignation to [your company] effective immediately.
The past few weeks have been a difficult time for me. I have deliberated the direction of my career and whether it would be best served staying at [your company] or moving on to explore another career opportunity. I have decided it is best I move on.
[Supervisor first name] I would like to meet with you this morning to turn in my equipment, answer any questions, and share ideas on what I can do to help this transition be as smooth as possible.
Thanks so much [team lead & supervisor]. My experience at [your company] has been rewarding and productive, and I wish only the best for you — and [your company].
Email Resignation Template #2
It is with great sorrow that I am hereby resigning today.
Although there is much to say, I believe the reasons leading to my decision are obvious to you, and I will therefore leave them unsaid at this time.
I appreciate having had the opportunity of being a member of [name of firm] for so many years and offer my best wishes for your continued success.
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