Tempting You to Stay. It's a reaction that's both good and bad: Your boss values you so much that he or she offers you a raise or promotion to stay. But it can leave you feeling conflicted: You have another great job lined up__but now that there's more money on the table, do you really want to leave your current position?
State Your Intent. The whole theme of your resignation letter is the statement that, well, you resign. You don't need to play coy__the time has passed for you to fish around for a counteroffer if it's gotten this far. At this point, you've made your decision to leave, and this letter needs to reflect that.