As Media Coursework Examples Of Resignation

Change is an essential and important part of life, both personally and professionally. The way that you manage this change is important in influencing the outcome of this change in both scenarios.

When you hear that you’ve been successful with a new role, or when circumstances change, it is important to manage the resignation stage with your current employer appropriately. Your resignation has the power to leave a lasting impression on your employer and influence future career opportunities, so it is important not to burn any bridges.

It is therefore, important when writing a resignation letter to consider the following:

The Terms of Your Employment

  1. Check your company’s termination policy and refer to the terms of your contract for the minimum notice period; and
  2. Check other contractual terms–including non-competition, non-solicitation and non-poaching clauses–particularly if you’re communicating to your employer where your next employment opportunity will be.

The Resignation Process

  1. During the resignation process, it is appropriate to resign verbally in person, and then follow it up formally with a letter;
  2. Keep the resignation letter simple, brief, positive, and to the point;
  3. Offer to assist your employer through the transition process with training and assistance to find a new candidate; and
  4. Where possible, try to give your employer more notice than required to allow time for adequate handover and recruitment.

What to Include in the Resignation Letter

  1. Confirm that you are resigning, what role you are resigning from, and your scheduled leave date (this may differ to the date as required in conjunction with your employment contract if you are giving more notice than necessary);
  2. Refer to your current employment agreement and advise the intended employment end date based on the terms of your employment;
  3. Show appreciation of the time you have had at the company, and what you will be taking away from your experience;
  4. Provide contact information so they can contact you to make final arrangements; and
  5. Depending on the reason for leaving, provide reasons. Some examples of reasons include career advancement, relocation, or to seek further education.

What Not to Include in the Resignation Letter

  1. Never highlight any criticisms of your employer. The appropriate forum to offer this type of feedback is during a formal exit interview;
  2. Do not individualise any managers, co-workers or subordinates; and
  3. Avoid emotive, inappropriate and/or offensive language.

Common Reasons for Resigning and Examples

There are various reasons for people to leave their jobs, and the resignation letter needs to effectively reflect the reason. The below resignation letter examples have been provided to sample different approaches to resigning, including career change, career advancement, relocation, education, retirement, without notice period, and generic (non-specific).

Career Change

A resignation can be influenced by the need for a person to change their career path in its entirety. In this instance it is appropriate to provide this reasoning in the resignation letter, and to take the time to speak with your manager about the career move. The letter of resignation example below shows how this reasoning can be set out:

Mr Brown

Managing Director

Company Services Pty Ltd

1 Company Street

Sydney NSW 2000

18th September 2015

Dear Mr Brown,

I am writing this letter to inform you that I am resigning from my position as Operations Manager at Company Services Pty Ltd.

As per my contract of employment, I am giving you one month’s notice, and my last day of employment with the company will be on the 16th October 2015.

I am leaving to pursue a career as a personal trainer as this has always been an ambition of mine.

I will ensure that all my work is completed and/or in a position to be handed over to ensure a smooth transition period. Please also note that I am prepared to assist with recruiting for and training my replacement prior to my leaving.

I would like to take this time to thank you for the opportunity to work for Company Services and wish you and the company all the best.

Should you require anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

2 Home Road

Sydney NSW 2000

Career Advancement

Career advancement is one of the most common reasons for resigning from a position. Unfortunately, it may not always be realistic for career progression within the current place of employment, in which case this should be highlighted in the resignation letter. The below letter of resignation is an example of pursuing an external opportunity:

Mr Brown

Managing Director

Company Services Pty Ltd

1 Company Street

Sydney NSW 2000

18th September 2015

Dear Mr Brown,

I am writing to tender my resignation from my position of Operations Manager at Company Services Pty Ltd, with my last day of employment being 16th October 2015 in accordance with the notice period in my contract of employment.

I am ready to take the next step in my career and have accepted a position as Head of Operations.

I would like to take this time to thank you for the opportunity to work for Company Services and wish you and the company all the best.

Should you require anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

2 Home Road

Sydney NSW 2000

Relocation

If you need to relocate, it is important to explain to your manager the reason for your resignation, both verbally and in writing. The below example demonstrates how this can be written, in addition to providing assistance for a smooth transition:

Mr Brown

Managing Director

Company Services Pty Ltd

1 Company Street

Sydney NSW 2000

18th September 2015

Dear Mr Brown,

It is with regret that I am writing to you to offer my resignation from my position as Operations Manager at Company Services Pty Ltd, with my last day of employment being 16th October 2015 in accordance with the notice period in my contract of employment.

I am relocating to Melbourne with my family, and in the absence of an internal transfer, I will be seeking employment in a similar role when we arrive. It would be greatly appreciated if you would provide me with a written reference to assist me with my transition.

Please also note that I am prepared to assist with recruiting for and training my replacement prior to my leaving, and will ensure that all my work is completed and/or in a position to be handed over to ensure a smooth transition period.

I would like to take this time to thank you for the opportunity to work for Company Services and wish you and the company all the best.

Should you require anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

2 Home Road

Sydney NSW 2000

Further Education

When looking to further develop skill-sets and knowledge, or to delve into something entirely new, employees may choose to resign from their position to focus on study. In this situation, it is important to explain to your manager the reason for your resignation, both verbally and in writing. The letter of resignation example below shows how this can be communicated:

Mr Brown

Managing Director

Company Services Pty Ltd

1 Company Street

Sydney NSW 2000

18th September 2015

Dear Mr Brown,

Please accept this letter as formal notification that I will be resigning from my position of Operations Manager at Company Services Pty Ltd to pursue full-time studies at university.

In accordance with my contract of employment, I am giving one month’s notice and my last day of employment will be 16th October 2015.

I would like to take this time to thank you for the opportunity to work for Company Services, and wish you and the company all the best.

Should you require anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

2 Home Road

Sydney NSW 2000

Retirement

In most cases, your employer will be aware of your upcoming retirement and will commence the procedures. However, it is courteous to communicate your intentions with your manager and formalise these intentions with a ‘resignation due to retirement’ letter for distribution to line managers, directors and HR departments. The letter of resignation example below demonstrates how to structure the notice:

Mr Brown

Managing Director

Company Services Pty Ltd

1 Company Street

Sydney NSW 2000

18th September 2015

Dear Mr Brown,

Please accept this letter as formal notice of my retirement due on 16th October 2015. I will, therefore, be leaving my position of Operations Manager at Company Services Pty Ltd as of this date.

I am prepared to assist with recruiting for and training my replacement prior to my leaving and will ensure that all my work is completed and/or in a position to be handed over to ensure a smooth transition period.

I would like to take this time to thank you for the opportunity to work for Company Services and wish you and the company all the best.

Please advise me of any next steps or requirements to finalise my arrangements.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

2 Home Road

Sydney NSW 2000

Without Notice Period

Resigning without a notice period is not very common, but can be relevant in some situations. In circumstances where you are not able to, or do not wish to work your notice period, an explanation is required. The letter of resignation example below shows how this can be communicated:

Mr Brown

Managing Director

Company Services Pty Ltd

1 Company Street

Sydney NSW 2000

18th September 2015

Dear Mr Brown,

I am writing this letter to inform you that I am resigning from my position as Operations Manager at Company Services Pty Ltd.

I realise that my contract of employment requires me to work until 16th October 2015, however, I would be grateful to be released earlier due to.

Please also note that I am prepared to assist with recruiting for and training my replacement prior to my leaving, and will ensure that all my work is completed and/or in a position to be handed over to ensure a smooth transition period.

I would like to take this time to thank you for the opportunity to work for Company Services and wish you and the company all the best.

Should you require anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

2 Home Road

Sydney NSW 2000

Generic

If the reason for resigning is simply a need for a change, a generic resignation letter is suitable. As seen in the letter of resignation example below, the generic format leaves out any specific reasons for the resignation, and features basic details including the last day of employment:

Mr Brown

Managing Director

Company Services Pty Ltd

1 Company Street

Sydney NSW 2000

18th September 2015

Dear Mr Brown,

I am writing to tender my resignation from my position of Operations Manager at Company Services Pty Ltd, with my last day of employment being 16th October 2015 in accordance with the notice period in my employment contract.

Please note that I am prepared to assist with recruiting for and training my replacement prior to my leaving, and will ensure that all my work is completed and/or in a position to be handed over to ensure a smooth transition period.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the opportunity to work for Company Services and wish you and the company all the best.

Should you require anything further, please let me know.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

2 Home Road

Sydney NSW 2000

Resigning is never an easy thing to do, however, when done correctly it can leave the right lasting impression with your current employer which may work in your favour long term.

Dear Board of Directors and colleagues!

As I think you know by now, soon I am leaving to move to another filial of our company, located abroad. In reality, it is not an easy decision for me, for it was made through long months of planning and thinking about all the pros and cons. You should understand that leaving colleagues and the company, where I worked for many years, is really difficult for me. But, I must make this step to move forward.

I guess you are all wondering why I am leaving. It is not because of the career, as I am not very ambitious, as you know. I am leaving because I feel I must apply my knowledge in another area, still unknown to me. You know that sometimes everyone feels the need to change their way and style of life at some point. I am looking forward to changing my life too. Accordingly, my family and almost all of my friends support me in this decision. Sometimes, we need to change something in our lives to move forward. I feel the time to make a change has come for me. I feel like there is a wind of changes on every side of my life, so I must follow this wind.

During my position, I really gained many very important personal characteristics and professional skills. First, I learned how to manage difficult tasks and solve problems effectively, so that they never repeat. Second, I learned to communicate positively with people with different points of view, when it is required to do the best to encourage agreement. Third, I learned to stand strong for my point of view, no matter how difficult it can be. All of these characteristics I learned to apply practically with you, and from you, my colleagues, I learned a great deal.

I thank you all for your kindness, support, and friendship. You supported me in the difficult times. With you, I experienced many positive moments I will always remember. I also remember when I fell ill, you helped me manage all my work and you visited me at the hospital. I will always remember every one of you, as you are my best friends and you will always hold this position in my heart. Of course, there were some misunderstandings between us, but by now I appreciate only the good and happy moments we experienced together.

Now, when I must leave my position, I want you to know that I will always remember everything positive you have done for me. Furthermore, I wish this company and every one of you even more happy moments in your lives. Do your work and get much pleasure from it! I wish you success in what you do. I also wish you more interesting projects every day, so that you manage to apply all your knowledge and experience practically.

My colleagues, I will always remember you, as the memories live in the most important part of our minds. My prayers are always with you. I will pray for your health, wealth, and success. My best wishes are always for you!

Thank you for everything.

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