Resignation Letters: Dos and Don'ts

resignation letter
resignation letter

Are you preparing to resign from your current job? AOL Jobs recently spoke with Dr. Randall Hanson, founder of Quintessential Careers, one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the Web, for advice on the best way to resign from a job.

According to Hanson, a resignation letter documents your last day of work, but it also eliminates the potential for any miscommunication that can occur when an employee resigns verbally. The resignation letter gives you the opportunity to highlight some of your key achievements and it can cement relationships (and even a reference) with the boss. As Hanson notes, "you never want to end things on bad terms, as word can easily get around."