How to make a voluntary dismissal letter

The Spanish labor market is not currently going through its best moment, as many of us know. Therefore, there are many people who have a precarious job, or who directly prefer to seek better opportunities abroad. In order to start the search for better working conditions, they will first have to leave the current job, which is not done in any way, but through a voluntary dismissal letter, which we show you how to do.

Steps to follow:


First of all, the most important thing is to include the personal data in our letter of resignation, since whoever receives it must first know who sends it. In Spanish this type of data is usually included in the top left of the letter, where we will write the following information:

  • Name and surname of the worker
  • Personal contact information, usually the residence.
  • ID


Subsequently, and in the same place, that is, above and to the left, we will include the data of the person, company or department to which the letter is addressed. We will use different mechanisms depending on whether or not we know who will receive the letter. We will include:

  • Name and surnames of the person (if we know with certainty who will read it), or in its absence the department of the company that does it, which will usually be that of human resources.
  • Company name.
  • Location of the company, the latter being not strictly necessary.


Before starting the letter itself, we must include a presentation line where the place where the letter is written and the date of it is determined.


We will start the letter with the standard phrases that reflect a good education, of the type "Dear Sirs" or "Of my consideration". Then, we can make the statement of reasons why we want to leave our work. It is important to use a polite, kind tone, and one that does not reflect aggressiveness or bad feelings in our words. Likewise, if we need some kind of official document that reflects that we have been working for a certain time in the company, at the end of the letter it is time to request it.


Finally, close the letter with a farewell . We will use standard phrases again, on this occasion of the type "A cordial greeting" or "Sincerely."


After the farewell phrase, we will include our personal signature that authenticates that it has been done by ourselves and that we agree with the reasons stated in the letter.

If we want, we can add after our signature the date of preparation, to ensure the absence of errors in the letter.