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Resignation Letters for Quick Departures

written by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•edited by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•updated: 10/14/2009

There are many reasons why someone would need to write a resignation letter but whatever the case may be behind the necessity, haste is usually an operating factor. The following templates for resignation letters will help you produce a quality letter fast.

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    "Cause I'm Already Gone"

    With a resignation letter template, the task of writing a letter to announce that you are leaving your post is a lot easier. The templates pinpointed below come to you already formatted and replete with the language that is standard and tactful in a situation such as this. Below you'll first be given a link with some great instructions on how to write the best letter possible which also includes templates available to use. Following that is a link to many different and more specific resignation letters available at Microsoft Office Online with instructions on customization. Those templates will provide the quickest results and you can be assured that with the example right there in front of you, you'll cover the necessary bases effectively. With this article as your guide, you'll have that letter on the appropriate desk in no time.

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    The first resource for worthy letter writing advice along with the templates to personalize is at That title alone might assist you with what might very well be a courageous endeavor at leaving a job situation that is toxic. But the point stressed here is to leave with a letter that is amenable as possible to both parties.

    Next, I refer you to your available options at Microsoft Office Online. The good thing about using Microsoft Word for this task lies in the fact that it’s an easy program to utilize and many of the procedures used in Word are already familiar to many. Just follow these simple instructions:

    1) Start by accessing the free online resume templates at at Microsoft Office Online.

    2) Click on the title of the specific letter that sounds best for your situation (it will then appear on its own for a closer inspection), then click “Download" after which you simply agree to their user license agreement to receive the file. (You might have to install an Active X plug in for Internet Explorer if you don’t already have it.)

    3) Open your now downloaded template in Word and follow the simple instructions to enter your specifics in the right category. It’s just a matter of typing over their text with your own personal information and reasons for leaving.

    4) Proof the letter, ensure that it reads as proffesional and tactful as possible and print it. Then, get ready to embrace a new begining.