Letter Sample #17 – You have decided to leave your current employment

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 17

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are working in a company and have recently decided to leave your current employment.

Write a letter to your employer. In your letter:

  • explain why you are writing
  • explain why you have decided to leave the company
  • tell your employer what you plan to do after leaving your present employment.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir/Madam,


Model Answer 1:

Dear Sir,

I am writing to inform you that I have decided to resign from my current position effective from 1st August 2018. It has been an absolute honour to work under your supervision and I will always remember the great opportunities this company has continuously offered me.

I have taken several weeks to decide to leave this company and it was one of the hardest decisions of my life. I am going to pursue my Master’s degree in a foreign university, preferably in a university in England, and for that, I will not continue my job for the time being. I will apply to several renowned universities in the UK and prepare for the language test, which is a requirement to get admitted to a good university. The whole process demands time and dedication, and I am eagerly looking forward to getting enrolled in a prestigious university to complete my post-graduation.

I, hereby, officially resign from my position in your company and will discontinue my service from 1st August 2018. Thank you for giving me tremendous supports and learning opportunities in your organisation.

Yours faithfully,

Rajib Pradhan


 Sample Answer 2:

Dear Madam,

I am, Betty Friedan, writing this letter in regards to terminating my contract with your organization as a Marketing Executive. It has been an honour to serve my position and I will always be indebted for the opportunity you provided me. The employment contract that I signed has stated a requirement of a month’s notice. Therefore, my last day in office will be 1st September 2018.

The decision made was due to personal reasons, as my family and I will be migrating to Canada and I am hoping to move there within next 3-4 months. I will initially concentrate on my children’s education and hopefully get a job there after I see my family settled. Deciding to leave this company was one of the toughest decisions I have ever made. I have learnt a lot from your company and was given numerous opportunities to grow.

I would like to thank you for the support, mentorship and opportunities you and other staff have provided me during the period of my employment. I wish every success of this company.

Yours faithfully,

Betty Friedan

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