Congratulation Note and Email Examples

A Congratulations Letter for Just About Any Job Situation

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When a colleague or business connection has an achievement to celebrate, a congratulations letter or handwritten note is always appreciated, whether you have time to send a paper card or letter or a thoughtfully written email. Taking the time to send a congratulation note, whether it's for a new job or a promotion or a job well done, is terrific for networking and relationship building. 

Here are examples of congratulation letters and email messages for a variety of employment-related situations, such as a new job, a promotion, starting a business, retiring, accomplishments at work and more.

If you send an email, put "Congratulations" in the subject line so the recipient is sure to open your message.

Congratulations Note Examples

New Job

Use these letters to congratulate a colleague or friend who has a new job or who has started her own business.

Promotion 
Did someone you know just get a promotion? Here's how to congratulate a friend or colleague on moving up the career ladder.

Congratulations at Work
When someone has done a great job at work, it's nice to let him know he is appreciated. These examples will give you a starting point for your own notes and email messages.

Moving On
These letters recognize a milestone in the recipient's life whether it's retiring, relocating or otherwise moving on in her professional or personal life.

    Volunteering
    Congratulating someone on volunteering is a nice touch. It's a way to recognize that the person is giving of his own time to help others.

    Congratulations Email Messages

    These articles contain examples of emails recognizing achievements, with tips for writing and formatting the message.

    Keeping Track of Your Connections

    On a related note, an easy way to keep track of your connections is to check the Network Updates email you receive from LinkedIn. You'll see who has changed jobs, who has been promoted and who has otherwise changed employers, and you'll be able to send a congratulations note directly from LinkedIn.

    More Letter Samples
    These letter samples—including cover letters, interview thank you letters, follow-up letters, job acceptance and rejection letters, resignation letters, appreciation letters, business letters, and more great employment letter samples—will help you get an interview, follow up and handle all the employment-related correspondence you need to write.

    Please Note: These samples are for guidance only. The provided information, including samples and examples, is not guaranteed for accuracy or legality. Letters and other correspondence should be edited to fit your personal situation.

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