Nothing is permanent, especially in business. If anyone can appreciate this change, it is your boss and the company. So, when the tides of change wash ashore, and it is time for you to turn in your resignation letter, keep in mind that these things happen all the time. There is little need for anxiety. Regardless of your length of employment and the company’s many flaws – as they all have them – an effective resignation letter keeps those bridges open in the future.

A resignation letter is different from a two weeks’ notice; both are considered proper business etiquette to complete. Although, you must be prepared to be terminated on the spot and escorted directly off the premises upon turning in your two weeks’ notice. Not all companies do this, but it isn’t unheard of.

If you are granted your two weeks and have time to write a proper resignation letter, there are a few tips you might consider:

Things To Do Before Crafting Your Resignation Letter

Make sure you handle everything necessary before crafting your resignation letter. For starters, do not leave any outstanding projects or significant deadlines. Continue to be that team player and plan your resignation upon completion of important milestones.

If it means you have to push back your start date at your dream job, do it. Use the time to consider all of your options, including your career goals and where you see this new job taking you. Remaining realistic during this time is crucial.

The Time Has Come To Craft Your Resignation Letter: Here Are Some Tips

Writing your resignation letter should be fun and maybe even a bit emotional if you do it correctly. Architecture recruiters and interior design recruiters can get just as passionate as the next guy.

Use this time to reminisce:

  • Mention your ‘Peaks and Valleys’:Everyone has their ups and downs with a company. Empathetically jot yours down in your letter. This is a perfect time to bring a little humor into the mix not to seem heavy-handed.
  • Make your acknowledgments: Mention those that have impacted you the most while at the company!
  • Maintain the bridge: Emphasize maintaining your relationship with the company and potentially working together in the future.
  • Name drop: Leave your alternative contact info so they can still reach you after you’ve moved on. Doing so will establish that connection mentioned above.

The letter doesn’t have to be a novel. Usually, one page is enough to hit all of the critical content. Remember, doing the right things as you exit your old job helps set the tone as you continue in your career. Use these tips to craft a resignation letter that will be well-received.

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