Two Weeks Notice Resignation Letter Samples

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If you have decided to resign from your job, it is customary to provide your employer with two weeks notice. Whatever your reason for leaving, two weeks gives an employer enough time to come up with plans to cover your absence. For example, an employer might need time to hire someone to fill the position, or they might need time to reassign your tasks to other employees.

Company policies differ, and some employers will request that you leave immediately upon receiving your resignation.

Most, however, will appreciate you staying on for a couple of weeks to help with the transition. This can be beneficial to you as well, offering you the opportunity to demonstrate your professionalism and to leave the job on a positive note.

Read below for tips on how to write a resignation letter in which you provide your employer with two weeks notice. Then read sample resignation letters and a sample resignation email. Use these samples as templates for your own letter.

Tips for Writing a Resignation Letter With Two Weeks Notice

Use business letter format. Use business letter format so that your letter looks professional. At the top of your letter, include your contact information, the date, and your employer’s contact information.

State the date. The most important thing you need to say in your letter is when you will be leaving the company. You can either state the specific date you will leave, or say that you are leaving two weeks from the current date.

Keep it short. You don't need to include any more information than the fact you are leaving and when your last day of work will be.

Consider saying thank you. If you wish, you can also include a thank you for the opportunity provided and the experience you gained while working with the company.

Be positive. As with all resignation letters, brevity is advantageous and it's best to avoid mentioning anything negative about your employer or co-workers. Maintain professionalism with everyone, always. You never know whose path may cross yours in the future.

Offer to help. Consider offering to help with the transition process. You might offer something specific – such as helping to train a new employee – or you can just offer your general help.

Send the letter to the right people. Send this letter to both your employer and to your human resources (HR) office, so that HR has a copy on file.

Consider a resignation email. You can also send a resignation email message rather than a formal letter. The content of the email will be similar to a letter. In the subject line of the email, include your name and the word “resignation.”

Read letter samples. To help you write your own letter, check out a few resignation letter samples or resignation email samples, depending on how you plan to send your message. Edit the samples to fit your personal circumstances.

Two Weeks Notice Resignation Letter Sample #1

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email

Date

Name
Title
Organization
Address
City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

I am writing to announce my resignation from Company Name, effective two weeks from this date.

This was not an easy decision to make. The past ten years have been very rewarding. I've enjoyed working for you and managing a very successful team dedicated to a quality product delivered on time.

Thank you for the opportunities for growth that you have provided me. I wish you and the company all the best. If I can be of any help during the transition, please don't hesitate to ask.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

Two Weeks Notice Resignation Letter Sample #2

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email

Date

Name
Title
Company Name
Address
City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

I am writing to notify you of my resignation from my position as analyst at ABC Company. My last day will be August 20, 20XX.

Please let me know how I can be of service during my final two weeks at the company. I am more than happy to train an incoming employee, or assist with the transition in any other way.

Thank you for all of the professional opportunities you have provided me over the past three years. I wish you and the company all the best.

Regards,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name


Two Weeks Notice Resignation Email Sample

Subject: Resignation – Firstname Lastname

Dear Mr./Ms. Lastname,

Please accept this as my formal notice of resignation from XYZ Company. My last day will be September 14, 20XX, two weeks from today.

I appreciate your support during my tenure here, and I take with me the valuable experiences I have gained over the last six years. It has been a pleasure working with you and the team.

Please let me know how I can help during this transition. I wish you all the best as the company continues to grow.

Best regards,

Firstname Lastname