Leaving your job? It’s important to provide a written letter of resignation for several reasons.

While your company may not have an office “written intent to resign” policy, it is just more professional and courteous to provide a formal letter of resignation.

A written document allows you to extend your thanks for the opportunities your employer has provided, and to put your reason for leaving on record.

Most importantly, however, it creates a paper trail that shows you’ve given notice on a certain date, which can help prevent legal hiccups if there are issues processing your final paycheck or calculating your last day of benefits.

Here is an example of a (Board of Directors Resignation) Resignation Letter:

Alexandra Smith
Smith Jones Company
123 Waterfront Drive

May 28, 2016

Dear Alexandra,

It is with regret that I tender my resignation from the AllisonTaylor’ board of directors, effective September 1, 2016.

I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve on the board of this fine organization for the past 20 years, and I offer my best wishes for its continued success.

Most Sincerely,


Javier Smith
123 Mockingbird Lane
Rochester, Michigan 48307

About Allison

Allison & Taylor Inc. and its principals have been in the business of checking references for individuals and corporate accounts since 1984. We have successfully built our brand and corporate recognition and have been recommended by industry specialists such as The New York Times award-winning author Martin Yate (“Knock ‘Em Dead Résumés”). Numerous articles have been published about our business in newspapers and magazines including The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour Magazine, New Woman, Worth, National Business Employment Weekly, The Detroit News, and The St. Petersburg Times.