How to Write a Farewell Letter

Remember, saying goodbye is not easy so choose your words carefully.

by WriteExpress Staff Writers
  1. Write your farewell letter as an act of goodwill and diplomacy
  2. Always begin your farewell letter with a friendly form of address.
  3. Keep the tone of your farewell letter good-natured and positive.
  4. Refer to personal, positive memories of the person or place you are leaving.
  5. Express your appreciation for opportunities you enjoyed in the past.
  6. Express your sense of loss to a friend or job associate who is leaving.
  7. If you are leaving a bad situation, avoid making negative comments.
  8. Offer the reader best wishes for success and happiness in the future.

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