Job Transfer Request Letter Example

Everything You Should Include in a Job Transfer Request Letter

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If you are hoping to transfer to another job within your company, below is a job transfer request letter example. 

Why You May Need to Transfer

There are several reasons why you may need to write a job transfer request letter. You may want to transfer to another position in the company where you are currently working - maybe you are looking for additional challenges. Or sometimes the need for a job transfer request is strictly personal - perhaps a family illness or change in personal circumstances is forcing you to relocate, and you are writing in hopes of moving your job to another location

The difference when learning how to write a job transfer request letter is that the situation may not be under your control; under ideal conditions, your company will be actively trying to fill a position, and your transfer is more like an internal application than a personal request. 

In any case, the first step in writing a successful job transfer request letter is to analyze the situation and know where you are starting from; this will help you set the tone for the letter and focus it accordingly.

How to Write a Job Transfer Request Letter

The key to writing a job transfer request that is effective is to balance your skills and assets with the needs of the company. Play up the angles that are open to you, but be careful not to come off as sounding presumptuous and arrogant; you want to be viewed as a valuable company asset. In all job transfer requests, keep the focus on the company and its benefit as much as possible.


Here's an example of a letter or email message used to apply for a transfer to another position at the company where you work.

Job Transfer Request Letter Example

Subject: Application for Job Title

Dear HR Contact,

I was very interested when I saw the posting for the position of (Job Title). I would like to respectfully submit my resume for your consideration.

I believe that my experience here at ABC Company makes me an excellent candidate for the position. I have been with the company for X years, and have worked in several different capacities (List). The skills I have gained in these positions over the years, and my intimate knowledge of the systems and procedures at ABC, I believe, will be a unique asset in the position of (Job Title).

The work environment at ABC is exciting and challenging to me, and I believe that I have made many valuable contributions to the (List Name(s) of) Department(s). (If applicable, list accomplishments). I have learned a lot from the people I have had the pleasure of working with, and look forward to growing in my professional career here.

Thank you for your time and consideration for this position. I look forward to hearing from you.


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