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How to Write a Perfect Resignation Letter

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How to Write a Perfect Resignation Letter
If you're thinking about quitting your job, you might be feeling pretty anxious about the mechanics of actually doing it. How do you tell your boss? How do you initiate that meeting? What do you write in your resignation letter? And for that matter, considering that it's 2020, why are we still marking this important conversation by letter?

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The purpose of a resignation letter

A resignation letter is not to announce your departure. It is documentation of your decision, not the main event.

Have your resignation conversation with your boss first, then formalize it with your written resignation.

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The resignation letter

A resignation letter should be short and unemotional. It is not the place to mention your frustrations or disappointments.

Your letter should be two to three sentences at most. It should indicate today's date, then confirm your decision to resign and when your last day of work will be. You might add a single sentence to fill it out.

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