How to write a memorable farewell email to your colleagues

On your last day of work after resigning, you’ll want to send out an email saying goodbye to everyone you've worked with at your company. Here are some tips to help you get started...


  • Provide your personal email address and LinkedIn URL

  • Thank people for their time



  • Mention where you are working next unless it’s not conflicting like an MBA

  • Say anything negative about the company


[A fun idea]

When I left one of my jobs I made a farewell video. I was fairly known for taking photos and sometimes even jumped in to help with official video or photoshoots so I compiled all of the events and good times the department had together and played the photo slide show her team at my farewell celebration.

Here are a couple of email templates...

Template 1 - Leaving for another job opportunity

Subject: Farewell & Thanks

Hello all,

As most of you may know, today is my last day at [Current Company Name] as I will be leaving my position for an opportunity that will bring forth new challenges. I have enjoyed getting to know all of you over the last year and thank you for all of your support.

Please stay in touch and feel free to connect with me directly.


Many thanks,

[Your Name]

Template 2 - Leaving your job to pursue an MBA


Subject: Thank you all and goodbye!

Hi everyone,

As many of you probably know, today is my last day with [Current Company Name] as I have decided to begin an MBA program. I appreciate the opportunity to work with all of you. I wish you the very best in the future.

Please feel free to reach out to me at any time or connect with me on social media:.




[Your name]