Sample Resignation Letter for a New Job Opportunity

Employee resigns from her job for a new career opportunity
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If you've been offered a new position or found a new job opportunity, you will need to send a resignation letter to your current employer. This is a sample resignation to turn into your employer when you accept a new job opportunity. Use this sample letter to resign from your current job.

You can use this resignation letter example when you resign from your current job after you accept a new job opportunity.

New Job Opportunity Resignation Letter Sample

This is a resignation letter example you can use after you've accepted a new job offer elsewhere. Download the resignation letter template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.

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Resignation Letter Sample: New Job Opportunity (Text Version)

Maria Yang
123 Main Street
Anytown, NY 12345

September 1, 2018

Robert Smith
Director, Human Resources
Acme Software
123 Business Rd.
Business City, NY 12345

Dear Mr. Smith,

I am resigning from my position as a production supervisor on September 15. This resignation letter provides you with two weeks' notice to plan for job coverage or my replacement.

Working at Acme Software for the past twelve years was an opportunity that I appreciate. Starting as a production worker, I progressed through the ranks to my current supervisory role and I appreciate the help and support that I had from you along the way. I've enjoyed my coworkers and the company provides an excellent work environment for employees.

I have been offered the position of plant manager. This is a new job opportunity for me, a job opportunity that will not be available here for quite some time. So, I will pursue this new job opportunity even though I hate to leave Acme Software.

I start my new job on June 1 and had hoped to take several days of vacation in-between positions as I have not used any vacation time this year. Between now and then, I'd like to help with the transition of my job and responsibilities to another employee. It is my sincere wish that my leaving does not cause you undue hardship.

You've been a good boss and a good employer. I'll help all that I can until I start my new job. Just let me know what you need me to do.

I wish you nothing but the best. I have been thankful for and happy in my job with Acme Software. My memories of Acme Software and my coworkers will be positive.


Employee Signature

Maria Yang


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