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You Will Need
- Pen and paper
- Preparations to leave
Draft the letter
Draft a resignation letter when you're ready to leave. Make sure the tone is either congenial or neutral, but not negative. Have a friend read the letter objectively and suggest any changes.
Calculate what they owe
Calculate the final check to be paid, including accurate accounting about sick and personal days owed, and include your final calculation in the letter if you don't want further conversation once you've given written notice.
Offer to finish work
Add proud moments at work in the letter, and offer to complete assignments still in process or provide detailed reports on where everything stands. Show cooperation -- the world is smaller than you think, and word about an attitude gets around.
Write it short and factual
Make it a short and professional note sticking to the facts without explaining the details of why you're leaving. Conform to the company policy on notification periods in picking your last day.
Deliver the letter
Deliver the letter personally. Suggest replacements to your position if your management is receptive. Then get on with your new life.