Your End Date. The most crucial detail in a resignation letter is your end date. Legally and according to your company's policy, you might be required to give a minimum amount of notice (two weeks, or possibly more, depending on the company and the role). If that's the case, you don't want there to be any confusion about how much notice you give. If it's right there in writing in a letter dated two weeks before your last day, you're saving yourself the hassle.
Do You Really Need to Write a Resignation Letter? Why Write a Resignation Letter? Do you really need to write a formal resignation letter? The short answer is that most of the time, no letter of resignation is necessary. Many people do believe that as an employee you need to formally resign from a job by writing a formal resignation letter to your current employer.