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How to Write Letter of Resignation

Find out ⇒ how to write Resignation Letter if you’re quitting your Job.

Writing Resignation letter
Resignation Letter pic

Letter of resignation or resignation letter is usually written when quitting a particular job. If you’re no longer comfortable with your current job, it is always good to resign honourable rather than being allowed to be fired.

Some Reasons for quitting job/Writing Resignation Letter

  • Not comfortable/low salary
  • Humiliation
  • You secured a new job
  • You Relocated
  • Marriage

When you’re resigning from the job, it is a proper protocol to provide your employer with a formal resignation letter for your employee file which must be professional, brief and focused to the point.

Organizations like banks will expect you to write your resignation letter in their own format or template ( in form of internal memorandum). In that case, you may need the organizational letter header, Ref. Number and date.

Some companies may need you to tender your resignation letter 2- 3 weeks prior to the time you to want leave the organization/company. In case, you don’t know the exact time to tender your resignation letter, the time is usually stated at the company’s contract of service or terms of service. So, you have to consult your company’s contract of service when writing letter of resignation.

Follow the format below to write your own letter of resignation. You can edit my sample accordingly to draft your own resignation letter.

Format for writing Resignation Letter

Apart from some company’s rules of writing resignation letter contained in their contract of service. The format of writing resignation letter follows the general pattern of writing application letter. Start by writing;

  1. Your names, Your address and Date
  2. Your company’s address
  3. Salutation
  4. Title of your resignation letter
  5. Content of the letter
  6. finally, Closing

Let’s consider these parts  of resignation letter one after another

⇒ Your names, Your address and Date

Johnson Patrick Nebechukwu

37 Dicktiger Street,


2nd September, 2019.

⇒ Your company’s address


The Manager,

Deotex Investment limited,



⇒ Salutation


⇒ Title of your letter


Letter of Resignation

⇒ The Body (content of the letter)

The purpose of this letter is to announce my resignation for Deotex Investment limited effective (2) two weeks from this date.

This was not an easy decision to make on my part, the part 5 years having rewarding. I have enjoyed working for you and managing a very successful team dedicated to a quality manufactured product delivered on time.

I have accepted a position in a new manufacturing company, this opportunity will give me the chance to grow professionally and also a few miles from my house.

I wish you and the company all the best.

⇒ Closing

Yours sincerely,

Johnnson Ndu.

Sample of Resignation Letter for Bank

Letter of Resignation
Letter of Resignation

                          Hanson Benedictus Val

                          37 Bonaventure Street,

                         Independence Layout,


                    2nd October, 2019.

The Manager,

Keystone bank limited,

Okpara Avenue,



Letter of Resignation

I write to notify you of my resignation in Keystone bank limited, effective (3) three weeks from this date (2nd October, 2019).

This decision wasn’t an easy one for me.  The 6years I have worked with Keystone bank limited was highly rewarding. I have enjoyed working for you and with highly dedicated team to give a timely customers’ care services.

I currently accepted a position in a new financial institution, this opportunity will give me the chance to foster my career and grow professionally. In addition, this new financial institution is a few miles from my house.

I wish you and the company all the best.

Yours sincerely,

Johnnson Onovo

Edit the above sample of Resignation Letter appropriately, to draft your own Resignation letter which can submit to your employer when quitting your job.

In case, the above resignation letter template didn’t meet your need, we can help you draft any form of resignation letter you can think of.

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