Quitters can prosper when using a classy resignation letter example.

Whether you’re resigning from a great job for an even greater opportunity or you’re quitting a career that sucks, resigning from your position using a professional resignation letter can keep the door open for future jobs. Your future boss or employer may come from your past — so always leave your current position with style and grace.

Colleagues, bosses, and Human Resources peeps from past positions can often re-enter your work life if your industry draws from a small employment pool. People change jobs, corporations fold, freelance gigs pop up, and entrepreneurs build new and fresh organizations. So be sure to stay on good terms with people from your past (even if you don’t like them) so future opportunities are possible.

Besides, with social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook it’s far too easy for a slighted employer or employee to amplify your negative parting words, so don’t let a bad post become the sign post for your career.

Check out Don’t be a jerk: How to write a classy resignation letter for the five reasons why you’ll benefit from a simple resignation letter example.

Resignation Letter Example

Resignation Letter Example

Download: Resignation Letter

This letter of resignation example is pretty darn short at only three lines. Saying you’re leaving, giving notice, and offering “Thanks” does not require pages of copy. Your resignation letter is neither a confessional nor an explanation, so don’t feel you need to voice parting words. No swearing and no “I told you so’s” either. Three lines. Done.

OK, I once witnessed a colleague quit in one sentence: “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish” as a homage to Douglas Adams in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Just don’t.

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Kerry