Congratulations! You've finally decided to leave a job you've outgrown. While you're probably already at the umay phase and are practically just dragging your feet to work, you'll still need to keep up appearances, and that includes drafting a resignation letter that won't keep your boss or HR wanting. Leave your job like how you started it: with much excitement, and with all the paperwork done.

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Be straightforward.

The first paragraph of your letter should literally say, “I quit.” A more professional version should read like: “Please accept this letter as formal notification that I am resigning as [your position] of [your company]. My last day will be on [date]." The date is dependent on your company’s policy (it could be two weeks, it could be 30 days).

Express your gratitude.

Even if you hate your boss and you detest the company you currently work for, you have to include this because, at the very least, it was a learning experience for you. Always leave things on a good note. Say something like, “The past [however many] years have been a great learning experience for me. Thank you for the opportunity to work in this position. I’ve enjoyed [list some of your favorite tasks], and I’ve learned [include your biggest lessons].”

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Offer to help with the team’s transition.

To help soften the blow of your departure, especially if you know they’ll have a hard time filling your position, offer to make it as easy as possible for your boss: “Before I leave, rest assured that I’ll be completing all my duties. I can also assist in training the other team members, if necessary. I wish the company continued success…” Just remember not to over-promise or commit to additional tasks you can’t deliver before you leave.

Then scream, “FREEEEEDDDDOOOOOOOMMMMM!!!”

Source: The Muse

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