Do i need to submit an actual letter of resignation when i quit? Is that still a thing for creatives?

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I just have a conversation with my bosses about it. And then my letter is simply:

"As per our conversation, please accept this as notice of my resignation from xxxxx. My last day available for work will be xxxxxx."

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This is all it needs to be. The date you give your resignation and the date it’s effective (ie your last day). It’s more record keeping than anything I feel.

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It is less a thing for creatives, and more of a legal/employment thing. Having a dated letter of resignation is a tool that communicates to company and the other departments at your agency when to stop paying you, or forcing into action the terms of your contract, if you have one. It can be done as an email, but often it can be delivered at the conversation with your boss or after that conversation. In some cases you may negotiate the effective date of the last day of work.

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CD1 correct on all fronts. And avoid making the letter into some lengthy explanation or production. How you leave a place has a lot to do with how they’ll remember you. This industry is a LOT smaller than you think and senior leaders at your company have connections all over the country. Be a pro and just keep it tight. Be ready to explain why in person, however.

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The chairs on the ship get rearranged often, it is probably best to leave things with your former employer so that they would welcome you back on board. The letter should just be factual, and does not need to provide any reasonings. Depending on the accounts you are working on, the health of the business, what side of the bed your boss woke up on, the terms of your exit can be negotiated. Depending on the the demands of your post exit plan, you may want to be flexible on when you leave as a way of preserving the relationships that you made.

I copy Richard Nixon’s letter of resignation. I usually don’t get Kissinger to initial it though.

https://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/todays-doc/?dod-date=809

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D1 & ACD2 are way off. Be humble and thankful. Youll cross paths with many of the same people down the line. 90 more seconds of your time to not come off as a dick isn’t too much to ask.

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Handing over the letter feels divine....

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Sometimes HR needs one. You for sure don’t have to get fancy with it.

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Letter with short explanation (google basic ones and copy) and hand to HR; following that meeting, follow up with an email like thanks for talking blah blah blah and save the in-depth explanation for your manager and use that as a time to be like I’m so sad to leave but this opportunity is what I need to do in the short to medium term but let’s keep in touch I’d love to work together again.

Why do you need to explain yourself? Just say another opportunity opened up, thank them for their time and the opportunities afforded to you. Don't have to explain. This is not a breakup.

No explanation in the letter. Just two sentences: you’re leaving and the effective date.

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