Resignation letter due to promotion (Samples)

In this brief blog post, we will provide examples of a resignation letter due to promotion.

Resignation letter due to promotion

A resignation letter due to promotion is a common type of resignation letter. Imagine you started your first job or started working for a new company for quite some time now.

Finally, you have received the news you have been waiting for, you got promoted. 

When a new door opens, another one needs to close. In this case, then, you face the fact that you need to resign from your current job.

It sounds a bit too obvious if you are getting promoted within the same company then why is it necessary to resign?

Well, it is just a formal step since the appropriate department needs to be informed, so they can effectively start looking for a replacement. 

In addition, if you get a promotion with a better salary there needs to be an update on your contract or you need to sign a new one.

In any case, it is a formality but it takes the sadness and awkwardness out of the process since you are just changing roles or departments, not really leaving the company. 

Sample 1 resignation letter due to promotion

“Jane Smith

3 Main Street, Apartment 2R

Center City, Iowa 52240


January 3, 2019

Ben Garcia

Senior Sales Manager

Noonan & Company

14 Office Park Way

Center City, Iowa 52240

Dear Ben:

I will be resigning from my job next month as Sales Manager at Noonan & Company in order to take on a new position. I was recently offered a position as V.P. of Sales for another company, and unfortunately, it’s an offer that I cannot decline. The new job is the ideal next step in my professional development.

It has been a been a pleasure working with you, and I am deeply grateful for all your assistance during my time at Noonan & Company. I learned a lot and I appreciate the time and effort you spent orienting me to a new job at a new company.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if there’s anything at all I can do for you, either during the remainder of my time here or in the months after. I would be happy to assist you in hiring a replacement or in selecting another employee for a promotion to my position. I will be available this month to meet with you at any time, or you can contact me at either 555-123-4567 or

Thanks so much for your understanding, and I hope that we can remain in touch as professionals in the future.


Signature (hard copy letter)

Jane Smith”

Sample 2 resignation letter due to promotion


Your Name


City, State, Zip Code

Name of Boss and Title

Company Name

Company Address

City, State, Zip Code

Dear Ted,

With some regret, this letter is my resignation from Wallace Development. I have accepted a position as a manager at a firm that is not a competitor with Wallace Development. This was a timely offer since I am ready for the next step forward in my career.

I had determined, after talking with you about the possibility, that such a promotion would be unavailable here for several years. I really wanted to take all of my team leader experience to the next level and have reporting staff members.

I’m sure you know that this decision was difficult for me because I have truly enjoyed and learned from my colleagues here. I’m not sure I will ever have the privilege of working with so many engaged, excited, friendly people again.

I will happily participate in an exit interview as I know they are standard here. I don’t really have any complaints because this is not a resignation where I see myself leaving something I didn’t like. Rather, I am pursuing my next opportunity.

My final day is November 28, so you have the full two weeks’ notice. I’ll be happy to help train my replacement if you can fill the position quickly. I am also leaving my replacement a fully developed job description, so nothing slips through the cracks. I can be available by phone on a limited basis if needed after my last day. This offer is known about and supported by my new employer.

Again, my job and the people here will be positive memories. Feel free to pass on my contact information to any coworker who asks:


Jennifer Dorn”

Sample 3 resignation letter due to promotion

“Rollan Junior

PO.BOX 12345-001

— and SONS




Dear Sir/Madam,


I take this opportunity to appreciate you for giving me a chance to be part of your employee from 20XX to date. I have had a good time, learning a lot. The privileges I got while working here were a great motivation for me. However, I feel it is time that I quit this organization.

I have gotten some promotion in a different organization, and I am thinking of considering it if you allow me. I will work on 4th Dec as my last day. Before then, I am willing to update my files, prepare my team members for the transition, and to do any other thing you would wish to be done in my department before I leave.

I am as well willing to be contacted in any way after I have left. I hope that you will get a better replacement for me. You are a great employer.

Thank you

Sincerely Rollan”

Sample 4 resignation letter due to promotion

“I hereby tender my resignation as (position) at (Company), effective (date), as I have accepted the promotion to (position) in (department). While it’s difficult to leave a position that I have loved and coworkers whom I greatly admire, I am excited to explore the other opportunities available to me at this company.

I am deeply appreciative to you for helping me reach this new place in my career. I have reassigned (projects) to (coworkers) and I am prepared to spend my final time as (position) training my replacement and finishing any additional work required of me.

While I will only be a few doors down, I am going to greatly miss this office and the welcoming, supportive atmosphere created by this team. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me.”

Other sample resignation or leave letters

Below are some of the other resignation or leave letters we curated.

If you are looking for a job, you should also ideally start your job research on job websites such as Indeed.

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If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, loneliness or any similar mental health issue then seeking help for it may be a good option.

Mental health issues such as depression, loneliness and anxiety can affect anyone of us.

If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run program may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.

You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.

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