Sample Resignation Letter for a Job You Just Started

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If you have recently begun a job and then decided you needed to quit for some reason, you may be wondering if it is even worth it to write a resignation letter for a job you just started. The answer is: yes, it is definitely worthwhile! You want to show your employers that even though you are quitting after a short time, you are courteous and professional enough to send them a formal letter to notify them. Here is a helpful guide to writing your letter in a businesslike yet sincere manner that may increase your chances of getting a positive reference from your employers.

Format and Content
A good resignation letter for a job you just started format will of course contain an apology for such a short duration of work before quitting, and your assurances of good will toward the company. You should use about three paragraphs for your letter and remember to put in your contact details and an appropriate expression of your gratitude for the job. Even though you may be a hurry, try to keep your letter from looking rushed and unprofessional. Use your official letterhead and proper grammar. Don’t forget to sign and date the letter and make copies for both your boss and Human Resources.

If you are currently amidst the chaos of switching jobs or quitting due to some turmoil in your life, you probably have not put much thought into what to write, but a resignation letter for a job you just started sample can give you some idea of where to start. This is an appropriate example letter from a sales employee who is leaving a job she recently started due to receiving a better offer elsewhere.

Victoria K. Mitton
123 Broadway Street
Suite 1
Columbus, OH 43266
Tel: (555)555-5555
Lydia M. Schilt
Manager, HR
ABC Company
123 Main Street
Columbus, OH 43266
April 1, 2014
Dear Ms. Schilt,
I am sending this letter to let you know that I am resigning from my sales position at ABC Company due to needing to accept a different job offer elsewhere. I know I have just recently begun working there, so I hope it will not be too much of an inconvenience. I will of course stay on for two weeks so my last day will be April 15, 2014. Please accept this letter as my official two weeks’ notice of resignation from ABC Company. I hope you understand.
I would like to apologize in advance for any problems that my resignation may cause to ABC Company. I assure you that I will work as hard as possible during my last two weeks to try to minimize inconvenience to anybody. If you have any questions or need to get in touch with me for any reason, please contact me at (555)555-5555 or [email] and I will return messages as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation with me as I learned the ropes at ABC Company. I am grateful for the experience I did earn in the short amount of time. I wish you every success and hope that our paths may cross again at some point. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
Yours sincerely,
Victoria Mitton
Victoria K. Mitton
ABC Company
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