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Why you should write a resignation letter when you quit your job

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While you may be excited to start your next job, you have to resign from your current one first. The best method of resignation is an in-person meeting or a video call, but don’t overlook the importance of writing a formal letter of resignation.

It may seem like an outdated idea—especially in a day when informal forms of communication are everywhere—but submitting a letter of resignation is still recommended even if an in-person meeting or a phone call has already taken place, says Erica Alioto, global head of people for the cloud-based writing assistant Grammarly.

“The letter not only serves as formal documentation, but it also helps keep HR organized when they need to reference details like last day of employment, offers to assist in the transition, and personal contact information,” she says. “HR can use the formal resignation letter as a guiding star during what can feel like a hectic process.”

The time to turn in a resignation letter is immediately after speaking with your manager. “No matter when the last day of........

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