Farewell Letter Sample
Do you have trouble writing your very first farewell letter? Are you confused what to put into your letter and how to phrase it? Well here is a farewell letter sample for your reference. Usually what you put into your farewell letter are two important things – your reason for leaving and what comes next after you leave. Take a look at the following letter:
Mr. Matthias D. Carter
Head Professor, English Department
University of Chicago
I have been in service of the English Department for almost eight years, and I can say that those years were a wonderful experience for me as a teacher. The department has been my family in school, and you have always been my mentors. Three weeks ago I received an offer from the Northwestern University to be a technical writing consultant for their research department. Being only an hour drive at home, I have considered its offer because during these difficult times I am more needed by my family. On the lighter end, I also realized that it is about time that I explore other career opportunities related to my major.
I will be moving out of the University apartment this week, and shall stay at our home in Chicago. My job as a technical writing consultant will start next week. Even with this new career, I am still open and willing to help you out with your concerns regarding our department. In case you need anything, feel free to reach me by my email and mobile phone.
I am looking forward to work with you again in the future. Thank you very much and Godspeed!
Mary Ann H. Lockins
Closer look at the farewell letter sample
In the farewell letter sample, Lockins began with expressing her sentiments towards the English department, where she worked for a considerably long time. And because farewell letters should be straightforward, the reasons for leaving immediately followed the first part. It is polite to write about the “trigger” or “mover” of an action, which in this case, is an offer from another university. Lockins also wrote why she accepted the offer, and these are her “reasons for leaving”. The next part of the letter talked about what will happen next – herself moving out of the University apartments and going back home in Chicago, and when she will start working at her new job. She also expressed her willingness to still help out with departmental concerns. Usually if a person has new addresses or contact numbers, these are included at the end of the letter.
I hope you could use this farewell letter sample, good luck with writing your own.