How to write a letter rescinding my resignation

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How to write a letter rescinding my resignation
Write a formal letter to rescind your resignation if you decide to remain or return to your position. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

People resign from jobs or positions for various reasons, such as exploration of new job opportunities, promotion, relocation, family responsibilities or stressful working conditions. A letter is the common method by which a person announces his/her decision to resign. In the event that the person changes his/her mind about resigning, he/she can write a letter to rescind, or make void, the resignation. He/she should address this letter to the recipients of the original letter of resignation.

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  1. 1

    Date and address the letter to the appropriate person or body.

  2. 2

    Include a salutation, such as "Dear Mr. Smith."

  3. 3

    Reference your previous decision to resign and state the reason for the current letter. You could write, "On May 25th of this year, I submitted my letter of resignation. I am writing this letter to rescind that letter and request reinstatement of my former position."

  4. 4

    Explain the reason for your decision to nullify the resignation.

  5. 5

    Ask for consideration of your request, perhaps based on your explanation of why you want to return to the job or position. Include a potential reinstatement date. For instance, "Based on these reasons, I ask that you consider my request to return to the position as Associate VP of Research, effective July 3rd."

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    Provide your contact information for follow-up purposes.

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    Close the letter in this manner: "Cordially yours."

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    Sign your letter.

Tips and warnings

  • Submitting a letter to rescind your resignation does not obligate your company to reinstate you. Make sure you know your company's policies regarding resignations.

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