A resignation letter is meant to achieve two objectives:
1 – Provide HR with the details they need to complete their paperwork. Namely, identify your last day.
2 – A thank you letter to the company that you are resigning from.
As you prepare to leave your current company, take some time to reflect on what your current company has done for you: What skills did you build? In which areas has your confidence grown? What experience did you get? How did your professional network expand?
As tough as the end of your time at a company can be, there have been positive moments. Focus on those when writing your resignation letter.
It’s okay to leave a company and for neither party to bad or wrong. You may have outgrown your potential growth, want to take a turn in your path, learn new skills, make more or work with people with a new perspective. Growth is good! Who knows, maybe you’ll go get experience somewhere else and come back to your current company to contribute more value?
Use this opportunity to craft a resignation letter to celebrate the good times, thank your company for their investment in you, and maintain relationships with your coworkers.