boss promotion request letter template

Boss Promotion Request Letter

How to ask your boss for a promotion in a request letter? How do you say you want a promotion? When looking for a request letter you can download and use this one.

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Letters may sound old- fashion but letters are a very formal, professional and respectful way to communicate especially in the workplace. Whether you want to raise a complain, apologize for any wrong, ask permission, make a request etc. to your boss a letter might be a good way of doing so.

How do you say you want a promotion?

Writing a letter to someone of a higher status might sound a bit worrying. You need to sound polite, professional and get your message out clearly. When writing a request letter to your boss, the wording of your letter can have a big part in your request being granted or not. Below are some points to remember when writing a request letter to your boss:

  • Address your boss in a professional and respectable manner.
  • Include the date in your letter for reference.
  • Always include a greetings line.
  • Make sure to include a subject that clearly states the purpose of your letter. 
  • State your request clearly and concise.
  • Explain your request with a bit more details, be sure not to be too lengthy but state all important information.
  • Suggest any call to action if possible.
  • Always conclude with thanks.

See our sample how to ask your boss to stay remote request letter below:

Dear {{Name}}, 

I hope this email reaches you well. Thank you for taking the time to meet with me on {{DATE and TIME}}. I appreciate that your time is valuable and I appreciate you carving out the space to hear me out. As we discussed, I would like to be considered for promotion to {{JOB TITLE}}. I believe that in my {{TIME}} here at {{COMPANY}} I have contributed an ample number of accomplishments with extremely positive outcomes:




I also believe I have proven that I am a valuable team player. Here is some feedback I have recently received from coworkers and clients. 


In addition, I have great ideas that I believe I can implement going forward, including {{EXAMPLE OF IDEA AND HOW TO IMPLEMENT}}.

I believe that my accomplishments, proven positive feedback, and thoughtful vision for my future here at {{COMPANY}} show that I am ready for this promotion and the responsibility that comes along with it. 

I look forward to hearing back from you and thanks again for your valuable time. 

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