How To Write 2 Weeks’ Notice + [Examples + Templates]
Giving 2 weeks’ notice is a professional courtesy that allows your employer to find a suitable replacement, prepare for your departure, and complete any unfinished work. It provides time for your employer to make arrangements, such as recruiting and training new staff, ensuring a smooth handover, and completing pending projects. Providing advance notice is a sign of respect and appreciation for the employer, co-workers, and the company. It is considered a professional and ethical standard, and many employment contracts may require a two-week notice period.
Leaving on good terms can also help maintain a positive relationship with your employer and colleagues, which may be beneficial in the future.
When writing a two weeks notice, include the following information:
- The date you’re writing the notice
- The date you’re officially resigning
- A brief statement indicating that you’re resigning
- A thank you statement expressing gratitude for the opportunities and experience gained in the role
- A statement indicating your willingness to assist with the transition and tying up any loose ends
- Your contact information
Here’s an example of 2 weeks’ notice:
Dear [Manager’s name],
I am writing to inform you that I am resigning from my position as [Your job title] at [Company name]. My last day of work will be [Date].
I want to thank you and the entire team for the opportunities and experience gained while working at the company. I am grateful for the support and encouragement I received throughout my time here.
Please know that I am willing to assist with the transition and complete any pending tasks or projects to ensure a smooth handover to my successor. You can contact me at [Your email address or phone number] if you need any assistance.
Thank you again for everything.
Here’s an example of 2 weeks’ notice for CTO:
Dear [Manager’s Name],
Please accept this letter as formal notice of my resignation as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at [Company Name]. My last day of work will be [Date], providing two weeks’ notice as required.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the opportunities, support, and experiences I have had during my time at [Company Name]. The experience I have gained has been invaluable, and I will always be grateful for the opportunity to have worked with such an incredible team.
As I transition out of the role, I will make sure to complete any unfinished work and assist in the handover process to ensure a smooth transition for the company. I have every confidence that the team will continue to do amazing things, and I wish you all the best in the future.
I will be available during the notice period and beyond if there are any questions or concerns.
Thank you again for the opportunity to work with [Company Name], and I wish you and the team all the best for the future.