May 8, 2019

Many of the supply chain and logistics professionals we work with are happy with their current role when we approach them with a better opportunity. So one of their biggest concerns about starting something new is leaving their current company on good terms. Often, our candidate’s biggest fear is telling their boss they’re leaving. The last thing we want to do is burn a bridge, as you never know when you may need a reference or may cross paths with your manager or co-workers in future.

The Resignation Process

The resignation process is typically a three-step process.

1. The resignation letter
2. The exit interview
3. Work out your notice period

The Resignation Letter

The letter should basically say this:

Dear boss,
This letter is to advise you that I am resigning my position with XYZ effective last date of employment (2 weeks from today).
I have enjoyed my time at XYZ and would like to thank you for the opportunity to learn and grow during my time here.
I wish you and your team all the best in future.

Keep It Simple

That’s it! Keep it simple. There’s no need to explain your reason for leaving in the resignation letter, save that discussion for the exit interview. 

Contact Us

Be sure to click the link for the next step in the resignation process: the dreaded exit interview! Looking for more interview or resume tips? Check the blog at, or take a look at our jobs page to see what opportunities we have available. Connect with one of our logistics recruiters on LinkedIn. And let’s see if we can help you find that perfect opportunity in supply chain and logistics.

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