Emailing a resignation letter
I have to be truthful and say that emailing a resignation letter really isn’t ideal, unless you work remotely. Even still, sending a letter by post is generally the preferred option. In a perfect world, your best bet is to go in to the office and hand a letter in directly, preferably after having spoken to your manager.
However, if that is not an option you wish to take, then there are some simple steps you can follow to ensure your resignation letter is correct.
What to Include in Your Email Message
When emailing a resignation letter, there are some key points you need to follow
- Address your email to the correct person and CC in any relevant people or departments
- Utilise the subject line effectively and title it “Resignation – Your Name and Department“
- Use the body part of the email to compose a formal resignation letter
- Use an appropriate email signature, including contact information
- Set up a read receipt and mail delivery receipt so you know it has been delivered successfully