Formal resignation letter

If you are leaving your job, which has a formal work place, use this sample resignation letter as a template for your formal notification.

Megan Nguyen

88 Eighth Avenue
Darwin NT 0820
Tel: 0400 000 000


Ms Claire Barnes

Chief Executive Officer
Barnes Ltd
3 West Street
Darwin NT 0820


Dear Ms Barnes

I wish to formally notify you that I am resigning from my position as Senior Administration Officer with Barnes Ltd. My last day of employment will be 19 September 2014 as per my obligations under the terms of my employment contract.

I appreciate the opportunities I have been given at Barnes Ltd and your professional guidance and support. I wish you and the company success in the future.

Yours sincerely

[sign here]

Megan Nguyen

Cc [include names of anyone else in the firm who should receive this notification, for example the HR Manager]

FYI: Cc stands for ‘carbon copy’ from the days before computers when duplicates of correspondence were made with carbon paper – the carbon copy could be sent to another person so they had exactly the same information as the person receiving the original.

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