However, I'm happy to help out however I can in the next two weeks." If you haven't landed a new gig yet or your new start date is negotiable, know your limits. If you're willing to stay an additional three weeks, for example, don't let your manager talk you into staying three more months.
A resignation letter can also help your boss and your company start the transition process, get a replacement for you approved, and start planning internally, etc. The paper trail is beneficial all around. So what should go into your letter? Let's look at some examples of what to do (and perhaps more importantly, what not to do).