Aug 21, 2018 - 04:23 PM
Like other professional letters, your notice needs to start with a formal opening. Address it to your boss. Depending on the culture of your company, you may want to use a full name with a title. Other companies may expect a title and last name, as this sample letter shows.
Make the intent of your letter clear in the first paragraph. Ideally, you'll state your intent in the first sentence. There's no use beating around the bush if you want to resign. Simply state when your last day will be to ensure you give proper notice.
In the rest of the body, you can explain what you'll do to make the transition easier. If you're going on an extended leave, describe who can cover your duties until you return.
Finish your letter off by expressing gratitude. Whether you're thankful for the chance to spend extra time with your growing family or the opportunities you had at the company, make sure you say thank you. Showing gratitude can help your notice letter come off better. It may even help you maintain your professional network.