How to Write a Request Letter for a Promotion

Written by robert ceville
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How to Write a Request Letter for a Promotion
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Writing a letter to request a promotion from your employer takes careful planning; taking the letter lightly will definitely not convince your boss to make a serious consideration. You will need to show your boss how your assets can help the company and how your contributions are responsible for making the company grow. This tutorial will show you how to write a promotion request letter in a professional way, so that your employer will take the request seriously.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Immediately state why, if promoted, you think your contribution to the company will generate growth within the company. Let them know why you feel that you are qualified enough to request a promotion. You will have to convince your employer to imagine you in that position without any problems.

  2. 2

    List all of your major accomplishments. Use only accomplishments that are relevant to the position for which you are requesting a promotion. The amount of time you have been with the company, your expertise and your dedication should all be included.

  3. 3

    Leave out words that make you appear weak, desperate or uncertain in your abilities. This will show your employer that you really feel you are the right person for the position, without leaving room for doubt in your abilities to carry out the necessary tasks.

  4. 4

    Take a moment to sincerely thank your employer for considering you for the promotion. This is a professional courtesy that is very much appreciated, even if he is unable to fulfil the request at the time.

Tips and warnings

  • Even if you clearly state your intentions and are qualified, a promotion within a company depends on many factors. There is no guarantee that the company will be ready to make such a promotion at the current time in the financial year.

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