Cover Letters for an Internal Position or Promotion
Promotion Cover Letter Writing Tips and Examples
When you're being considered for an internal position or a promotion, you may need to write a cover letter to officially apply for the new position within your company. What should you write in a cover letter for a job at a company where you already work? What's the best way to frame your credentials to secure a promotion?
What to Include in Your Cover Letter
A job promotion cover letter should clearly explain your interest in the job and delineate how you are qualified for the position.
The letter should also recap the experience you have had, your knowledge of your employer’s current mission and needs, and the progressive growth you have enjoyed 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. This is especially true when applying for a position at a large company. Sharing the specific details of your history with the organization will help earn your resume a closer look and ensure that your qualifications get noticed. Also be prepared to discuss these qualifications during job interviews.
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 had extensive experience with [insert Name of Company], starting when I participated in your summer editorial intern program while I was still in college in [insert Year].
Since then I have been advanced through progressively more responsible positions in both the Human Resources and Marketing Departments.
During my tenure, I have developed exceptional writing and editing skills and have designed and implemented highly successful communications strategies at the departmental level.
I have also demonstrated my ability to work with leaders across business units and multiple lines of business, consistently earning exemplary scores on my annual performance evaluations by my supervisors.
In addition, I have been responsible for benefits communications and employee relations, as well as liaising with the company's clients and vendors to ensure that all projects are completed by established milestones.
These are just a few examples of my accomplishments and contributions to our company. 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. Please let me know if there is any other information I can provide that will support my candidacy for this promotion.
Job Promotion Cover Letter for a Retail Job
Here's an example of a letter or email message used to apply for a job promotion to a management position at a retail store:
Subject: Application for Manager - Shoe Department
Dear [insert Name of 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 and consideration for this role.
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 a 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 in 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. In my capacity as an Assistant Manager, I successfully 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, energy, and dedication to the Shoe Department within the vacancy created by Amy Jenner's sudden departure.
I appreciate your consideration for this position. It has been a real pleasure to come to work every day since you hired me, and I thus look forward to continuing to grow in my career at Casy's.
More About Getting Promoted
When you're working on getting a promotion, it may take some effort to get noticed by management. There are ways you can enhance your promotability and successful move up the career ladder. Take the time to ensure you're in a perfect position to make the best impression at work and to get that promotion you're seeking.
The two cover letters on this page are both for the Housekeeping industry. The first is a professional seeking a managerial position, the second is an entry-level candidate hoping to land a full time job. These cover letters have been written based on real resume samples hosted on our website. Learn how to write your resume here.
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Both of the letters on this page follow the template outlined in our cover letter writing guide:
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Housekeeping Cover Letter Sample
Based on the following resume:
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Housekeeping CL Templates
Date Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Manager’s Name)
I’m writing to you in reference to the recent job opening for Houskeeping Manager on your website.
I am a methodical and amenable professional with years of experience in the housekeeping industry, and I am excited to be applying for this position. I think that I’m a perfect match for this position, as your job description tracks perfectly with my abilities, and the 6+ years of experience I’ve gained in this industry.
Currently, I am employed at The Venetian Hotel as a housekeeper, where I have familiarized myself with and used all of the cleaning materials and tools. I’ve also been tasked with training, assisting, and supervising a team of 7 staff members, where I demonstrated strong leadership and organisational skills, along with a solid work ethic. I have become expert at managing staff and delegating work effectively, and possess superb communication skills that allow me to quickly fit into any existing team. I also previously worked at Boston Court Yard Hotel where I learned the basics of general duties like dusting, cleaning, vacuuming, and completing other tasks. Right now I am interested in elevating my professional prospects by working for a company like yours that values hard work, effort and loyalty in a management role. I have attached my resume for your review and would very much welcome a personal meeting with you to discuss your needs, and my ability to meet them.
T: Phone number
E: email address
Entry-Level Housekeeping Cover Letter
Based on the following resume:
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Housekeeper CL Templates
Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Manager’s Name)
I’m contacting you regarding your advertisement for the housekeeping position on (Website Name). I’d like to apply for this vacancy, and have attached my resume for your consideration. My interest in this position stems from my belief that I have the right combination of relevant hospitality experience, organizational skills, and high levels of integrity that make me a superb candidate. My ability to leverage my knowledge and experience in the housekeeping industry would make me a strong asset to your company.
I have been working at the Tromphee Hotel as a part-time housekeeper for more than 2 years. In that time, I’ve gained a reputation for expertly fostering and sustaining enduring working relations with numerous visitors and guests, as well as the management and staff. By suggesting changes in standard operating procedure, efficiency by 10%, saving the hotel both time and money. My work experience at Tromphee Hotel has given me a robust and comprehensive understanding of the hospitality sector.
I previously was employed as an Assistant Housekeeper at Boston Court Yard Hotel, where I was tasked with general cleaning duties at hotel rooms, hallways and common areas. I also assisted the floor manager in achieving deadlines, inventory management, and ensuring top quality service for VIP customers. To date I feel my strongest abilities are:
- Always ensuring that the highest standards of quality, customer service and health and safety are adhered to
- Strong passion for problem solving and ability to multi-task
- Being able to greet customers warmly, and quickly find out what their needs are
I consider myself to be a dedicated and dependable individual who possess excellent verbal communication and customer orientation skills. I feel that a relationship with your company would be mutually beneficial, as my background, experience, and qualifications would make me a perfect fit for your vacancy, and would also allow me to progress in my career. In closing, I would like to thank you for your time and attention, and I hope to have the chance to discuss the opening with you in person. Sincerely,
T: Phone number
E: email address