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Goodbye Email to Coworkers

You did it! You got the job offer, negotiated and accepted, and put in your resignation. Now comes the hard part: saying goodbye to your coworkers. Typically on your last day, you will write a goodbye email to coworkers.

But what should it say?

What is the right way to say goodbye to coworkers.

Scroll for a few farewell email to coworkers templates and find the one the reflects your sentiment to leave with grace and gratitude.

Bittersweet Departure

Use this template if leaving is truly bittersweet, and you want to stay in touch with coworkers who have truly become friends.

Hey Team,

As you probably heard already, I am leaving [company] as of [date].

This is bittersweet, as a look forward to the next step in my career journey, I have grown immensely working at [company] and have thoroughly enjoyed working with each and everyone one of you.

I'm grateful for the opportunities I have received here, and for the support and friendships, you have given me.

I would love to stay in touch! My personal email is [email address] or on LinkedIn [link]. And if [social network] if your thing, I'd love to connect if we haven't already [link].

I'll continue to be a fan and supporter of [company] and can't wait to see what you achieve together.



New Point of Contact

Use this template if leaving is truly bittersweet, and you want to stay in touch with coworkers who h

Hi Team

You might have already heard, but just in case I wanted to drop you this note to let you know that [date] will be my last day at [company].

Beginning today, [new contact name] will begin assisting with your inquiries and in my remaining time, I am focused on ensuring [she] has everyone she needs so you have a smooth transition.

It has been wonderful working with each of you and I wish you the best of luck.

If we haven't already connected, I would love to stay in touch on LinkedIn: [Profile URL}

Kind Regards,


Toxic Workplace Exit

Not all jobs are great jobs - and you might be pleased as punch to get out of there. Remember how you exit says more about you than anyone else there, so leaving gracefully with a professional note is still a good idea.

Hey Team,

In case you haven't heard yet, [date] will be my last day with [company].

Before leaving I wanted to express my gratitude for the opportunities I have received here to grow as a professional. I wish you and [company] continued success in the future.



Leadership Goodbye Email Template

If you manage people, sending a goodbye email to your team is a lovely thing to do. Of course, they should be alerted individually and meetings and transition plans should be communicated. However, your goodby email to your team will be your last act of leadership before you leave.

Hi Team,

Before I close my laptop, I wanted to send a quick note to thank each of you for all your contributions to your team, and for your energy and enthusiasm, you bring to the team. I have been astonished by what we have been able to accomplish together and will be cheering from outside for you.

As we discussed in our last meeting, [New Manager] will be taking over, and I know you are in exceptional hands.

I have already sent each of you a connection request on LinkedIn if we were not already connected. I hope to stay in touch.