Resignation Letter Format
- It is best to resign in person, so meet your reporting manager and offer your resignation. Follow it up with a formal/E-mail resignation letter.
- Regardless of why you are leaving, make sure you do not include negative comments about your company, manager, co-workers or juniors.
- Keep your resignation letter concise, professional, and polite. Use traditional fonts like Times New Roman, Arial and Calibri of size 10-12 points.
- Mention your employer’s contact information and your contact information followed by the date.
- Address your resignation letter to your reporting manager, Dear Sir/Madam/Mr./Ms.
- Mention subject line as Letter of Resignation followed by your name.
- Start by mentioning that you are resigning and include the date on which you wish to be released along with the notice period you need to serve.
- In case, you are leaving for higher education, next job or taking time off; you could mention here. Keep it positive.
- Express gratitude and thank your manager for giving you the opportunity to work and mention the skills you have picked up, appreciate details about the job, project and people.
- In case you want a letter of reference from your manager, you can ask for it here. Also, mention in case you can help during the transition that your leaving can cause.
- Use a formal signoff like Sincerely Yours
- End with your name/handwritten signature (if giving your letter in person) followed by your contact information.
Cover Letter Format
Dear Hiring Manager,
Greetings of the day!
You can start writing a covering letter by giving reference from where you came to know about this job and then further elaborate about your understanding of the role.
Relate your skills, education and previous experience with the skills required in the role you are applying for.
You can mention about your past achievements and try to prove how you can be the best fit for the role. Covering letter should be customized according to the job position you are applying for. Avoid sending one standard covering letter to all jobs.
• You can also state your expertise in bullet points or delete them if they are irrelevant
• Add another expertise of yours in bullet point
Mention that with your credentials you are confident of adding significant value to the organization.
Along with, enclosing your resume and how you would be happy to meet them and detail etail your contributions.
Finish by thanking them for their time, and that you are awaiting a quick positive reply.
Use traditional fonts like Times New Roman, Arial and Calibri of size 10-12 points in bullet points. Do not fill in too much information in 1 page, leave plenty of white space. Headings should be consistent in appearance. Include relevant keywords because in today’s digital world, this is how you will be found. Avoid using negative or irrelevant points.
The complete length of your resume should not exceed 2 pages. Remember, a recruiter spends just 30 seconds on your profile, help him/her scan your resume efficiently and effectively. Think of your resume as a marketing tool. Always run spell check and avoid grammatical errors. List all important data in the upper section of your resume; prioritize them by importance, impressiveness and relevance highlighting your strengths.
Begin with an objective (for fresh graduates/interns) describing the kind of job you want; or a summary (for experienced professionals) mentioning your key skills, years of experience and expertise.
Education – Any degrees you have completed or are currently pursuing.
Experience – List your past employers in chronological order – name of company, designation and dates. Start with the most recent. List your accomplishments along with quantitative/qualitative information that best describes your scope of responsibility and achievement. Action words like prepared, managed, monitored, supervised will make your resume stand out. Also, try and use industry terminology.
Mention certifications/classes undertaken
Personal Information should consist of your phone number, email, address, location, and Date of Birth. Add hobbies only if you pursue them.