Cover Letter for an Internal Position or Promotion

Promotion Cover Letter Writing Tips and Examples

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When you're being considered for an internal position or promotion, you may need to write a cover letter to officially apply for the new position within your company. A job promotion cover letter should clearly explain your interest in the job and how you are qualified for the position.

The letter should also recap the experience you have had within the company. Don't presume that the hiring manager or department manager reviewing your qualifications will know your background just because you work for the company.

That's especially true when applying for a position at a large company. Sharing the details will help get your resume a closer look and your qualifications noticed.

See below for a general cover letter for a job promotion, as well as one written for a retail position.

Sample Cover Letter for an Internal Position or Promotion

Dear Mr. or Ms. Last Name,

I would like to formally apply for the Assistant Communications Manager position in the Corporate Communications Department. As you are aware, I have extensive experience with the company starting when I participated in the summer editorial intern program while I was in college.

Since then I have held positions in the both the Human Resources and Marketing Departments. During my tenure, I have developed exceptional writing and editing skills and have designed and implemented communications strategies on a departmental level.

I have a demonstrated ability to work with leaders across business units and lines of business.

In addition, I have been responsible for benefits communications and employee relations, as well as liaising with the company's clients and vendors.

These are just a few examples of my accomplishments. I hope that you will find that this brief view, in combination with the attached resume, describes a dedicated employee of ABCD with the experience and skills to meet or exceed the requirements of the position of Assistant Communications Manager.

I appreciate your consideration and look forward to discussing this opportunity for promotion with you at your convenience.

Best Regards,

Your Name

Job Promotion Cover Letter for a Retail Job

Here's an example of a letter or email message used to apply for a retail job promotion to a manager position,

Subject: Application for Manager - Shoe Department

Dear HR Contact,

It was with great interest that I read that Human Resources is seeking applications for a new Manager in the Shoe Department. Please accept my resume for review.

I have been with Casy's for a total of four years, two in my current position of Assistant Manager in the Children's Department, and two as Sales Associate in the Junior Department. Before coming to Casy's, I worked for Mears as a Sales Associate in the Shoe Department, as well as the Men's Department.

With my experience in varied departments, I feel that I would be an asset as a Manager here at Casy's. I took on many of the Managerial duties in the Children's Department last year when Suzy Smith was out on Maternity Leave, and I would welcome the opportunity to bring that same stability to the Shoe Department with the vacancy created by Amy Jenner's sudden departure.

I appreciate your consideration for this position. I look forward to continuing to grow in my career at Casy's.

Best Regards,

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Suggested Reading: Job Promotion Interview Questions | How to Get Promoted at Work

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