Handing in a letter of resignation is never easy, and doing so professionally is always important.
If you’ve decided to leave your current job due to a better opportunity abroad, you should cite this reason in your letter.
Here are some sample resignation letters due to a better opportunity abroad you can use:
5 Sample Resignation Letter Due to Better Opportunity Abroad
I regret to inform you that I am resigning from my position as _____.
After careful consideration, I have decided to pursue a better opportunity abroad. This new job offers me the chance to develop professionally and personally, something I cannot pass up.
I want to thank you for providing me with such incredible opportunities during my time at ____.
I am writing to inform you of my decision to resign from my role as _____.
After much thought, I have decided to accept a new opportunity abroad. This job provides me with excellent opportunities both professionally and personally.
I’m going to miss everyone at ____, but I’ll take everything I’ve learned with me.
It’s with some regret that I must inform you that I have decided to resign from my role as _____.
This is not a reflection on my time here, I am leaving in order to pursue a better opportunity abroad.
This new job provides me with the chance to continue growing professionally and personally, something I cannot pass up.
I want to thank everyone at ____ for all they’ve done during my tenure here.
I’m writing to let you know that I am resigning from my role as _____ effective as at ____.
After much debate, I have decided to accept a job abroad.
Taking a role abroad is something I’ve always wanted to do, so with this opportunity coming up I couldn’t pass it up.
I am going to miss all my colleagues at ____ and will take the time to thank everyone individually.
Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from the role of _____.
It’s with sadness that I write this, but there has been an opportunity arising abroad that I couldn’t turn down.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here at ____ and am grateful for the experience I have gained.
Thank you all very much and best wishes to you all in the future.
Do I Have to Say Why I’m Resigning in A Resignation Letter?
You do not have to explicitly state why you are leaving in your resignation letter if you do not want to.
If you would like to, however, it is still best practice to be polite and professional in doing so.
The sample resignation letters above cite a better opportunity abroad as the reason for leaving, but you can customize the content to fit your personal situation.
No matter what, you should always thank the company for all the opportunities they provided you with and keep the letter professional and positive.
After all, you’re likely going to need your former employer to give you a reference for your new role, so you want to end on as good of terms as possible.
Things to Keep in Mind when Resigning
- When you are resigning from your job, there a few things to keep in mind:
- Provide two weeks’ notice if possible, unless the company has a policy for shorter notice periods
- Provide documentation of your resignation in writing don’t just give your boss verbal notice
- Be sure to thank the company and your colleagues for the opportunities you have been given
- Keep all communication professional and positive
- Follow all relevant policies when resigning
Your company HR department should be in contact shortly after receiving your letter to discuss the details of your resignation, such as any unused vacation days or relevant paperwork.
Keep in mind that a resignation letter is not a place to air grievances – save that for an exit interview if you are offered one.
Your focus should be on thanking the company and leaving on a positive note.
This is especially true if you’re leaving to pursue a better opportunity abroad, it sounds like you have a lot to look forward to!
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