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Goodbye Email for Colleagues | Bid Adieu Perfectly6 min read

January 6, 2020 4 min read
gooodbye email for colleagues


Goodbye Email for Colleagues | Bid Adieu Perfectly6 min read

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Leav­ing and join­ing com­pa­nies is a part and par­cel of one’s pro­fes­sion­al jour­ney. Career build­ing means grab­bing every oppor­tu­ni­ty com­ing your way. And in some cas­es, one has to bid adieu to their cur­rent orga­ni­za­tion to encash the oppor­tu­ni­ty. Where­as it is impor­tant to leave a good impres­sion on the peo­ple you will be work­ing with, it is equal­ly sig­nif­i­cant to have nice terms with the staff of your cur­rent com­pa­ny. As unbe­liev­able as it may sound, one can strength­en their rela­tion­ship with their soon to be ex-co-work­er while leav­ing the orga­ni­za­tion. One can do it sim­ply by writ­ing a good­bye email for col­leagues.

Good­bye email is sent to the col­leagues on the last day of employ­ment. In a good farewell email to col­leagues, one describes there jour­ney in the com­pa­ny and con­veys what­ev­er they have to say to their col­leagues. As the name sug­gests good­bye email for col­leagues can be sent to one per­son and an entire group both. inter­est­ing­ly, the con­cept was not very pop­u­lar in bygone days but now is being used blindly.

As the con­cept of good­bye email for col­leagues is new, many peo­ple do not know how to write a good farewell email to col­leagues. Here, I have enlist­ed some good­bye emails to col­leagues sam­ple that will help you in writ­ing your good­bye email for office colleagues.

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Resignation Email and Farewell Email:

Where­as res­ig­na­tion email is direct­ed to the boss, farewell email is meant for the col­leagues. A good farewell email to col­leagues is sent on the last day of the notice peri­od and the res­ig­na­tion email is writ­ten at the begin­ning of the notice peri­od. As far as the tone of the email is con­cerned then it is worth not­ing that res­ig­na­tion mail is com­plete­ly for­mal but a good farewell email to col­leagues can be for­mal or infor­mal both depend­ing on one’s close­ness with the recip­i­ent. The good­bye email for office col­leagues is gain­ing a lot of popularity.

Learn more about how to write an email to leave a last­ing impres­sion on your colleagues.

Points To Remember

  • Be Pos­i­tive: Steer away from mak­ing any neg­a­tive com­ment. Remem­ber, the main pur­pose of writ­ing the good­bye email for office col­leagues is to strength­en your rela­tion­ship with them. Fill in the let­ter with your pos­i­tive expe­ri­ences and opin­ions about the com­pa­ny. If you are not sure about what to write, you can take a cue from good­bye email to col­leagues sam­ple enlist­ed below.
  • The Last Day: Send the let­ter a day or two before the com­ple­tion of your notice peri­od. It is to give the col­leagues some time to respond and react. Some might want to say good­bye in per­son and some might want to know about your future plan. This is why you must send your good­bye email to col­leagues a few days before leav­ing the organization.
  • Con­tact Details: Inclu­sion of con­tact details is a must in a good farewell email to col­leagues. Usu­al­ly, employ­ers deac­ti­vate work­er’s offi­cial email account right after they leave so you must put down your alter­na­tive con­tact details and per­son­al email address where they can reach you.
  • CC Your­self: This may sound weird but one should always cc their per­son­al email address in the let­ter. By this, you can get there response even if your offi­cial email id is deac­ti­vat­ed. More­over, you can also keep a record of your good­bye email for col­leagues for future ref­er­ences too.
  • Con­cise: Unbear­ably long para­graphs are not appre­ci­at­ed and in some cas­es is not even read by the col­leagues. Don’t for­get, the good­bye email for col­leagues is just a lengthy ver­sion of thanky­ou. Include your con­tact details, your tran­si­tion details and noth­ing more than that.
  • Per­son­al­ize: If you are send­ing good­bye emails to dif­fer­ent indi­vid­u­als, do per­son­al­ize it. Writ­ing a good­bye email for col­leagues gets a lit­tle tricky when you write indi­vid­ual emails to oth­ers. You can’t write the same things to every­one as you have dif­fer­ent rela­tion­ships with dif­fer­ent people.

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  1. Good­bye email for office colleagues‑1

Hi [Their name],

You might have heard that I’ m leav­ing [Com­pa­ny X].

I am will­ing to express my grat­i­tude for get­ting the oppor­tu­ni­ty to know you both per­son­al­ly and pro­fes­sion­al­ly for the last [X years/months]. Had it not been your friend­ship, sup­port, and assis­tance, my stint here would have been very different.

My future plan is [Plan X]. I am all thrilled to begin but will not for­get the achieve­ments we have togeth­er like [Achieve­ment X]. In case you don’t have my con­tact details:

[Phone X, email X, LinkedIn X]

Stay in contact.

Wish­ing you all the best for the future,

[Your name]

2. Good­bye email for office colleagues‑2

Sub­ject Line: Thank You

Hi Jen­nifer,

I want­ed to tell you that I’ve accept­ed anoth­er job offer and will have next Fri­day as my last day.

I have very much enjoyed my time here and want to thank you for your men­tor­ship for the last four years. The fact is that I would not have achieved so much as I did, had it not for your encour­age­ment and sup­port. I will always remem­ber the lessons you taught me.

I’ll be relo­cat­ing to Philadel­phia, to begin with, my new job. You can con­tact me at [email protected] or by phone at 555–678-9101.

Thank you again for everything!



3. Good­bye email for office colleagues‑3

Sub­ject Line: Mov­ing On

My Fel­low ABC Com­pa­ny Employees,

I want­ed to let you all know that I am join­ing anoth­er com­pa­ny and my last day with ABC Com­pa­ny will be tomor­row, Octo­ber 3.

While I am excit­ed about this next turn of my career, I am going to miss work­ing with each of you. It was very nice work­ing with you all.

If there is any­thing you want to know about my accounts, please con­tact Mandy Jenk­ins, Who will be fill­ing my posi­tion until the new account man­ag­er joins on Nov. 1.

Please feel free to reach out to me. You can con­tact me at my per­son­al email address [email protected] or on my cell at 666–145-0046.

Thank you again, and best of luck for all your future endeavors!



Sakshi is a postgraduate in Mass Communication. She is a writer with a keen interest in digital marketing.
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