At some point in your life, you may find yourself in a position where you need to immediately resign from your job, whether due to a time sensitive offer from another company, medical needs, or other pressing reasons. Although you should always write a formal letter when leaving a job, it is especially important to write an immediate resignation letter when you must leave abruptly. This can help show your employers that you have goodwill toward them despite the abrupt resignation and ensure that you still get a positive reference from them.
Format and Content
Your composition should be a formal business letter, cordially written with proper grammar. The usual immediate resignation letter format may have a brief summary of your intentions to resign, the effective resignation date, an expression of gratitude for your experience gained, and contact information. You will see an example below that should help you learn the professional way to sign and date your letter. Print out copies of your finished letter and send them to your supervisor as well as the head of your company’s human resources department.
If your time is understandably stretched thin by quitting your job on such short notice, you don’t want to be left scrambling to figure out how to write the letter. This immediate resignation letter sample from an assistant to her manager should help you get started. She sends this letter to her supervisor and the manager of human resources, informing them of her immediate resignation and sincerely apologizing for the inconvenience. She remembers to write professionally, provide her contact information and thank them for everything.
I am writing this letter to inform you of my immediate resignation from ABC Company effective tomorrow, June 2, 2014, at which time I will be coming into the office at the usual hour, finishing up my last project and cleaning out my desk. I am glad to have gained many valuable experiences with ABC Company, but a new career opportunity has just presented itself to me. This opportunity is time-sensitive and I believe that it is in the best interest of my future goals that I accept it immediately, so please accept this letter as my notice of resignation.
I have already informed my team members of my intentions to resign and transferred over a couple of unfinished projects to the appropriate assistants. If any clarification is needed in this matter, I can be contacted by telephone at (555)-555-5555 or email at [email] I will endeavor to return messages in a prompt manner.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you at ABC Company for the pleasant work environment, the co-operation, and all of the valuable experience I have gained which I hope will serve me well in all I do. I will miss all of my team members and our time together, but look forward eagerly to what the future may have in store for me in regards to my career.
Janet R. Graves