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How Do You Write A Congratulations Note For Promotion?

A congratulations note for someone getting promoted is the perfect way to show how proud you are of their accomplishments.  By acknowledging their new position with heartfelt congratulations messages, you are letting them know how much you support and admire their accomplishments!  

Whether you include a more formal letter or simple congratulations wishes, your words will let them know you are happy for their success.  So take a few minutes to write a congratulations note, it’s the perfect way to show your support for their hard work and dedication.

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What to Write in a New Promotion Card?

STEP ONE: congratulate them on their promotion! This is an easy place to start, congratulations notes may seem like they are very general but saying congratulations adds a level of warmth and it shows that you care about the other person. The person receiving your congratulations note will be excited and touched to receive congratulations from you! 

STEP TWO: acknowledge the hard work that led to their promotion! This is your chance to recognize what an accomplishment their job promotion is and how much effort they put into getting where they are today. By adding this detail you’re not only showing you’re familiar with the work they’ve been putting in but that you are proud of their amazing success!

STEP THREE: mention their new job title! The promotion deserves recognition, it’s a big deal for your work colleague to get this new position.  Show that you know the position for which they are receiving all the recognition, tell them what a fantastic job they did along the way!

STEP FOUR: congratulations again! By saying congratulations a second time, congratulations cards don’t have to be too formal or complicated and you can add a bit of humor while still showing that your congratulations notes are sincere.

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Examples Of What To Say For A Promotion Congratulations

  • You’ve worked long and hard for this promotion, and you deserve congratulations on your new title!
  • It’s official — congratulations on your new position!  This promotion proves you are awesome!
  • I was really happy to hear that you got promoted!  I’m sure you’ll do a great job in your new position as team leader.   Congratulations dear friend, and keep up the great work!
  • Way to go! Congratulations on the promotion, your hard work finally paid off. We are all so proud of you. 
  • Congratulations, I know how much work it took for you to earn this much deserved promotion!
  • I’m so happy for you and congratulations on your promotion!  It has been such a pleasure working with you over the years, sincere congratulations to you!
  • You’ve worked hard over the years, congratulations on your new role!
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What is a Good Congratulations Message?

  • Congratulations on your hard-earned promotion at work!  You should be very proud of your brilliant success.  Your success story is one for the books!
  • I’m so happy for you!  Your hard work has paid off and you’ve been rewarded with a promotion.  This is such great news and I’m really excited to see all that you will accomplish over the next year.   Congratulations, you deserve it!
  • Congratulations on your much deserved promotion. I know how much this promotion means for you.  We’ll have to go out and celebrate this huge achievement of yours!
  • As you climb another ladder in your career, may it be a stepping stone to more fantastic places, and may everyone always appreciate the value you bring to your work. Wishing you all the best as you take this next step. Congratulations! 

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  • The news of your recent promotion filled us with great joy, and a little bit of sorrow because we are losing you from our little department.  You will be sorely missed!  
  • It is a great honor to have had you on our team for so long, congratulations on your promotion. Everyone knows that you put in a lot of hard work at the office, we’re so proud of you and wish you well!  Great things are in store for you.  Again, well done, they definitely made the right decision when it came to you!

Words of Congratulations for Promotion

Assuming you know the person well enough, sending congratulations messages is what is expected when someone receives a promotion!  Make your letter sound sincere with something like this :You’re an inspiration to all of us, or you could write a more formal letter if it’s your boss who received the promotion.

Either way, congratulations messages are always welcome news for someone who’s worked hard to achieve a career goal!

  • I’m so excited for you.  I just heard that you got a promotion at work!  You’ve always been one of the smartest and hardest working people I know, and I have no doubt that you’ll be great at your new job.  They made the right choice of recruiting you for this new position!  Congratulations on your promotion from all of us.
  • I’m so happy to hear about your promotion! Congratulations and congratulations again! I know this is a long time coming for you and that you have been waiting forever for it to happen. This is what hard work and dedication brings to a hard worker like you! 
  • You are my very best friend. We started in this company together, so I know how much this promotion means to you.  I am so proud to call you my friend.  This promotion shows just how much they think of you.  Again, congratulations on your promotion!
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  • I was so delighted when I heard about your recent promotion. You are an amazing person, and you deserve all the recognition.  Congratulations on your promotion, this is what hard work and dedication brings you.  
  • Congratulations buddy!  May your journey upward be as fulfilling and exciting as the path you’ve blazed so far.  It has been a privilege to witness your growth and success in the workplace, and I’m honored to continue working alongside you in this next chapter of our careers.  
  • Hey ___________, I just heard the news on your recent promotion.  Congratulations, I’m so proud of you, I can’t wait to hear all about it.  I will be watching as you continue to climb that ladder of success!  I know you will excel at this new job.  
  • You deserve congratulations notes for promotion. I’m so happy to see you getting your moment to shine!
  • Cheers to you!  Congratulations on your new position as the new regional manager for ___________.  We are all very proud of you and your superhuman management skills.  You are the only person for this job!  Congratulations again on the new position!
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Promotion Card Message

When someone you know gets a promotion, it’s cause for celebration.  A warm congratulation is in order, this is a big deal to the recipient, so make sure you say congratulations in a meaningful way.  You could even go a step further and send a greeting card, or a congratulatory email.  whatever you choose to do, it’ll mean the world to the recipient!

  • You are an inspiration to me. Congratulations on your promotion, this is truly well deserved!  It’s full speed ahead for you!
  • Congratulations on your new position!  Its a testament to all the hard work you’ve put in and the new skills you’ve acquired!  This is just the beginning of your success story.  I know you’ll approach this new position with the same self-discipline and dedication that you’ve always shown.  I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this promotion.
  • Congratulations on your promotion.  It’s a well-deserved recognition of all the hard work and dedication you’ve put in over the years.  I know you’re looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities that come with taking on a role like this one.  I’m confident you’ll rise to the occasion and excel in your new responsibilities.  I know you’ll continue to be a hit in your new position!
  • Congratulations on your promotion!  You’ve worked so hard for this, and it’s just the beginning.  You’re such a good model for anyone trying to climb the corporate ladder.  I know you’ll continue to be successful in this type of role.  I’m proud of you and can’t wait to see all the great things you’ll do.  
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Congratulations on Promotion to New Position

  • Sincere congratulations to you!  I know this is just the beginning for you as you climb the corporate ladder.  Keep up the good work!  Cheers to your brilliant success. You’re an inspiration to us all. 
  • Congratulations on your brilliant success.  all that effort has truly paid off and you deserve every bit of this promotion.  I know that you’ll continue to excel in your new role and that you’ll make a great impact in your company. You’ve always maintained healthy relationships with your co workers everywhere you go!
  • We congratulate you on your job promotion, and we hope it becomes a stepping stone to achieving your career goals and heart desires.
  • Congratulations on your continued success!  All that effort has finally paid off and you are being rewarded with a promotion!  I always knew you had it in you and I am so proud of you.  I wish you even more success in the future, only you would continue to climb up in the corporate world, with new twin babies at home!
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  • As you climb another ladder in your career, may it be a stepping stone to more fantastic places, and may everyone always appreciate the value you bring to your work. Wishing you all the best as you take this next step. Congratulations!
  • The news of your promotion to assistant manager filled us with great joy.  Your career dreams are finally coming true, wishing you great success in as you take on this new position.  
  • Congratulations on your amazing performance and extraordinary performance that led to your successful promotion!  You have worked so hard to climb the career ladder and you deserve this wonderful accomplishment.  I know that you will continue to excel in your new role and make even more progress in your career.  Keep up the great work!  

Sample Congratulations Note For Promotion

  • Congratulations on your promotion!  You are an extraordinary leader and it’s been amazing to watch your career dreams come true.  You are one of the most successful people I know.  Now I will get to hang with you at our weekly meetings, here’s to your great success!
  • You are a source of inspiration. We keep learning through you that no set goal is unachievable. Please accept ur genuine congratulations, we are thrilled for you!  

Thoughtful Gifts for Colleague Promotion

Congratulations on Promotion

  • Here’s to you my favorite co worker,  congratulations on your promotion! You deserve this wonderful opportunity. We are all so proud of your hard work.
  • Dear senior, Congratulations  on your promotion! You are truly very deserving of this advancement! Your co workers are super happy for you!
  • Well you received a huge well deserved promotion AND a standing ovation today  I’d say it’s been a good day so far for you!  
  • Welcome to our newest family member!  You’ve worked hard and overcome great challenges to get to this point in your career.  I know you’ll continue to excel in your new role.  We are excited to have you as our new office manager.
  • Your new promotion is well-deserved congratulations. I’m so happy for you and congratulations on your success in life!  You are an amazing man.
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Congratulations on Promotion to New Position

  • All the best to you as you move up in life and continue with your advancement. Congratulations my friend, I will be cheering you on every step of the way!  
  • I am so glad that there are people who appreciate hard work and dedication like you. I am proud of you and wish the best. 
  • Great job, congratulations! I am very proud of you, congratulations once more! You are amazing, and have a great future ahead. To my favorite  colleague congratulations to you, my friend.
  • Congratulations on your well-deserved promotion to this much higher position in the company. You have surpassed your own expectations!
  • You are a fantastic person, and congratulations on your promotion! I know for sure everything will work out great, because you deserve the best!
  • You deserve all the  congratulations messages that you receive today following your new promotion!  May all your wishes come true as you move forward in your new career.  
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Congratulations Note For Promotion

  • I am so happy to hear of your promotion! You deserve it and you’ve already proven yourself to the team. Congratulations again!
  • You are a wonderful person and congratulations on your promotion! I know for sure everything will work out great, because you you earned all your success.
  • At our work-place, you have always been committed with a thorough approach to all the tasks you’ve been given. I am excited about your well earned promotion, and I offer you my heartfelt congratulations boss.  Cheers to this new journey of yours.
  • Your success stories just keep getting better and better.  You inspire all of us to keep doing better.  enjoy all the congratulation wishes you will be receiving today!
  • You’ve dreamt so hard of this promotion, and you’ve accomplished it. I am very happy for you because I know what an exciting opportunity this is for you!  
  • Your boss kind of got to the party late, because we’ve always known you’re a smart one and you’re well-suited for your new post. Cheers to your promotion.
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  • You are doing a great job, attaining different stages of success, and this well earned promotion shows that!  You are a shining star in our eyes!
  • You are a source of inspiration. We keep learning through you that no set goal is unachievable. You are a great leader and this promotion is rightfully deserved.  Let’s go celebrate this happy occasion.
  • I shouldn’t be surprised to hear of your well earned promotion!  Everyone knows what quality work you do.  You truly are a shining star in the department.  
  • I got the news of your promotion, and it filled me with happiness. What’s the time and location to celebrate this happy occasion?

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What to Say to Someone Who is Promoted

  • Congratulations on your promotion!  I remember when you first started at the company, and I am so proud to see how far you’ve come!  With this new promotion comes great responsibility and long hours, but you can handle it all!  
  • You have been an excellent mentor and close friend this past year, you truly are a role model.  Congratulations on your new achievement!  i will miss working with you, but I aspire to be you some day!
  • You have always struck me as an excellent employee since the beginning of your career. I have full trust in your capabilities because you will are a great leader.  May god continue to bless you.  
  • This is a huge accomplishment, and the break you so desperately wanted.  I wish you the best of luck as you climb the corporate ladder and I just know you will be one of those huge success stories!    
  • I look forward to seeing great things from you in the future.  There’s no holding you back, pal.
  • Congratulations on your well earned promotion.  It is great to see your all your hard work being recognized, more power to you.
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Congratulation Message For Someone Who got Promoted

  • You’ve always been so dedicated and hard working, and I know that your new team will benefit greatly from your leadership.  It has been such a pleasure working with you over these last few years.  Good luck in your new position.
  • It’s one thing to get promoted, it’s another to accept  new role as a leader.  Enjoy all that comes with your new responsibilities, like the long hours AND higher pay!  Congratulations on your new role and it’s new challenges and opportunities!
  • Your hard work has paid off, and you so richly deserve this promotion.  I am so impressed by all that you have accomplished in such a short time!
  • Best congratulations to you. New promotions come with new responsibilities, and I have no doubt, my friend, that you will execute them flawlessly. Good luck!
  • You’ve worked so hard, it’s nice to see you getting recognized for all your hard work.  I know you’ll speed ahead in your new role and continue to achieve great things.
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How Do You Congratulate Someone on a Promotion?

  • Hey, good wishes of your upcoming promotion, I always thought if you weren’t a good fit, then who will be? Keep being awesome, this is a great achievement for someone as young as you are.
  • I’ve always known about your discipline and diligence towards work. It is only fitting that you got this promotion, you have an great work ethic and you deserve all that is coming your way.
  • I always knew it wouldn’t take long before your bosses saw your worth. You have successfully shown us what excellent work is like.
  • Your unwavering passion and ambition is rare to find. This promotion is just a stepping stone to more opportunities to come. Congrats!
  • Sending warm congratulations to you on this new position.  I look forward to seeing great things from you in the future!
  • You have been such a great team player within this department, I will be sending more hard work your way now that I know what you’re capable of!  
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  • This is just the beginning for you.  The sky is the limit! You’ll do great!
  • You have always performed excellently, and this promotion is one you had coming. Keep ‘em coming! You deserve it all!

How Do you Congratulate Someone on His Success

  • Congratulations on this promotion.  This is a huge accomplishment for you, and you deserve all the credit that comes your way.  Good luck with your new team!
  • You dreamed it and worked towards making it a reality. I wish you the very best as you climb the corporate ladder.  You are capable of so many things, I can’t watch your success story.  
  • I can’t wait to see what you do in your new position, keep up the excellent work as always.
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  • I saw all the effort you put into your work, and getting a promotion is nothing but a reward for your labor. There are lots more responsibilities coming your way.  Get ready for long hours, more hard work, and so many things for you to learn.  This is just the beginning for you.  cheers to a job well done. 
  • It looks like you have lots more hard work coming your way with this new promotion.  Congratulations on a job well done on your last project, I knew they would finally recognize all your hard work.  How could they not!
  • The company couldn’t have gotten their candidate selection process for the promotion more spot on. You have worked hard and now is the time to reap the full rewards. Only the best congratulation messages for you!
  • Impossible is a word that does NOT show up in your vocab. Congrats and best promotion wishes to you! Best of luck on the ladder of success!
  • Indeed, a job promotion brings new obligations and responsibilities.  You are a shining star and will take to this new position like a duck to water.  This is a big achievement for you, and we are so proud.
  • Enjoy all the promotion messages that come your way today!  The news of your promotion just broke, and I know many of your co workers are going to be so happy for you.  Good luck.
  • Best wishes on promotion to you.  Good things come to those who work hard and you my dear, are a hard worker!  I pass by your office every day on my way home and I see you working hard.  I’m glad others noticed it too!  You will be working harder now, and on a much tighter schedule, and of course taking on more responsibilities  but you are one step closer to your dream job.  I’m so excited for you!

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