You have decided to resign from your work in order to try a new field.
Write a letter of resignation to your boss. In your letter:
-Tell your boss of your decision and explain why you are leaving
- Explain what you have learnt from your current job and how you feel about leaving
- Ask for a letter of reference
letter of resignation
Dear Mr. Doe,
Thank you for being extraordinarily supportive since the first day I started working in this company. You and the company have equipped me with practical knowledge in all these years. You are also my lifelong mentor as you always guide me to be a better person. I am approaching you today because, after five years of working in the same company, I desire a new environment to explore the unknown.
Looking it back these five years, the work has taught me so much that I could ever imagine. Such as many crucial business strategies that make me become a better decision maker or in dealing with different characteristic clients. However, my deepest sadness cannot be described by words as I have to leave my lifelong mentor as well as all of my colleagues.
I understand our company policy to its letter of recommendation is merely restricted to include the confirmation of its job title and date of its employment. Thus, I hope you could write me a personal reference regarding my work performance. As it is absolutely helpful to increase my prospects of pursuing my next career goal.
It is a great hope that you would accept my resignation and write me a letter of reference. As always, I look forward to your reply.
All the best,