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Write A Letter To Your Boss Asking For A Transfer
You’re almost always calm, cool and collected at work. But there’s one thing that sets you off: your boss. You want to get away from this tyrant, but you don’t want a repeat of your last job. I have just the solution for you. Follow our step-by-step guide to writing a letter to your boss asking for a transfer.
Write A Letter To Your Boss Asking For A Transfer
I am writing to you today because I would like to request a transfer. I have been working here for the past three years and have loved every minute of it. However, I do feel that my skillset has outgrown this position and I would like to move on to a more challenging role.
I believe that my experience in [specific job duties] as well as my ability to [specific trait] make me an ideal candidate for a position in your company’s [specific department]. This is something that has been on my mind for some time now, and while I’m sure that you have many other things going on at the moment, I hope that you will consider my request carefully.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration in this matter. If there is anything else that we can discuss regarding this transfer or any other matter pertaining to my employment with your company, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at (phone number).
I’d like to request a transfer from the [current department] to the [new department]. I’ve been working in [current department] for the past year, and I really love what I do there. However, I’ve recently come to realize that my interests lie more with [new department].
I’m sure you know how much I’ve enjoyed working here, and how much I appreciate the opportunity you gave me when you hired me. However, I want to make sure that this move is right for both sides of our business relationship—that’s why I’m writing to you now.
Asking for a transfer isn’t something we do often at [company name], but it’s not out of the ordinary either. In fact, it happens quite frequently—and usually it’s because someone has come across an opportunity they can’t pass up. That’s exactly what happened with me: after talking with some people who work in your new department, I realized that this is where my career should be headed next. And if given the chance, I could bring valuable skills and experience from my current position over into this new one.
I am writing to you because I would like to request a transfer from my current position at [company name]. I have been working here for about three years, and I think it’s time for me to move on.
I have learned a lot over the course of my time here, and I just want to take advantage of some of the new opportunities that are available.
I feel like there are more opportunities for me somewhere else, and I would really appreciate if you would consider allowing me to move on.
Dear [boss’s name],
I’d like to request a transfer within the company. I’ve been working as an intern at [company name] for two years now and have really enjoyed getting to know the different departments and projects. While I’ve been here, however, I’ve realized that my interests lie in a different department than the one where I currently work.
I’ve been thinking about how best to go about asking for a transfer, and I think it might be best if the transfer were temporary in nature at first and could be made permanent later on when we see how things are going. This way we can both get a feel for whether or not this change is going to work for both of us before committing to making it permanent.
I will be happy to work in any capacity that the company deems necessary during this period—whether it’s as an intern or as a full-time employee—because either way would allow me to gain experience with new projects while also helping me figure out if this is something that would benefit both parties in the long run.
If you would like more information about why I’m requesting this change, please feel free to contact me at any time via email or phone.
Dear Mr./Mrs. [name],
I’m writing today to ask you for a transfer. I know this may seem abrupt, but I hope you’ll understand that the time has come for me to move on from [company name] and explore other options. I’ve been with your company for two years now, and it’s been an amazing experience for me. But I feel like there are other things out there that would be more challenging and rewarding for me to do, and I think it’s time for me to take the next step in my career.
I want to thank you so much for all the opportunities you’ve given me at [company name]. You were always willing to support my ideas and give me feedback on how my projects could be improved, even if they didn’t always work out as planned. Your guidance has helped me become a stronger professional, and I really appreciate your support during this time of transition.
Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do before leaving—I’d hate to leave without saying goodbye properly (and without thanking you again!). Thank you again so much for everything!
I am writing to you today to ask if it would be possible for me to transfer to another department. I want to be able to work with people who are as passionate about their work as I am, and I think that working in a different department would allow me to do that.
I have been working with [department name] for over [time period]. My job has been very rewarding, but I have found myself wanting more challenges and less responsibility. The people in this department are great, but the work is not challenging enough for me right now.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter! If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to contact me at (phone number).
I am writing to ask if it would be possible to request a transfer. I have been working at [company name] for two years and I have learned so much about the world of [industry]. I feel like there is still so much more I could learn if I were to move on to another company in this industry, and part of me feels like I’m stagnating here.
I know that you will hate losing me as an employee, but please know that it isn’t because of any dissatisfaction with the work environment or any other aspect of this job. It’s just that my heart is telling me it’s time for something new—and I hope that you can understand that.
If you could consider my request for a transfer, I would really appreciate it!
I am writing to request a transfer from my current position to a new one. I believe that my skills, experience, and education would be well-suited for this role, which is currently open in your department. I am very interested in the position because it aligns with my career goals and will allow me to continue growing professionally.
I have been working at [company name] for over 5 years now and have had several opportunities for growth within the company. The most recent was when I was promoted from an Accounts Receivable Clerk to an Accounts Payable Clerk with [company name]. This promotion has allowed me to take on more responsibility and hone my skills in the areas of customer service, systems management, and financial analysis.
As you know, this company has been through some difficult times recently due to some market changes outside of our control. However, I feel confident that we can turn things around if we continue working together as a team. That is why I am asking for this transfer so that we can work together again on another project to help bring success back into this organization.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to consider my request, [your name].
Dear [Boss Name],
I am writing to ask for your help with a personal matter. I recently learned that my mother has been diagnosed with cancer, and I would like to take time off to be with her during this difficult time.
I have been working at [Company Name] since March 2018 and have enjoyed the opportunity to work with such a great team. As you know, I am very passionate about my work, and my goal is always to do the best job possible.
I would like to request a transfer so that I can be closer to my family during this difficult time. This will also allow me to focus on spending as much time as possible with my mother before it’s too late.
Thank you in advance for considering my request, [your name].
I’m writing to you because I’d like to request a transfer from my current position to a different one.
I’ve been working as an [job title] for [company name] for [time period] now, and it’s been amazing. The team is great, the culture is great, and I’m learning so much every day. But while I love what I do, I think it would be best for me if I moved on from this position to something new.
I’d like to request a transfer to the position of [new job title]. This role would give me more opportunities for growth and development than my current one does.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter! Your help in making this transition smooth would mean so much to me—I really appreciate all that you do for all of us at [company name].
I’m writing to ask for a transfer to the [department name] department. I’ve been with the company for over two years now, and I feel like my talents are being underutilized in my current role. In fact, I think that if you gave me a chance to work on my own in another department, it would help me grow as a professional and give me more opportunities for advancement.
I know that asking for this transfer is bold and risks losing your trust and respect—but I also think you have known me long enough to know that I am ready for this challenge.
Thank you so much for your consideration of this request.
Dear Mr. [Name],
I am writing to ask for a transfer from my current department to the [new department] department. I have been working in the [current department] department for over three years and have learned a lot about how it operates, but my ultimate goal is to pursue a career in marketing. I have noticed that there are several opportunities available in your company’s [new department]. I would be grateful if you could consider this request as soon as possible, but I understand if you need time to consider it.
I have attached my resume so that you can see my qualifications and experience. Thank you for your consideration of this request.
Dear [Boss’s name],
I would like to apply for a transfer from the department where I currently work to the [new department] team. I’ve been working in [current department] for [time period] and have seen how valuable the work that is done there is to our company, but it isn’t quite what I want to do with my career.
I think that the skills and experience that I have gained in this role would be of great use on [new department] team, especially because you are always looking for people who are hard-working and reliable. As you know, I am both of those things and always strive to help others when they need it most.
I think a transfer would be beneficial to both me and our company as well as allow me to grow professionally in an area that better aligns with my interests. If possible, please let me know what you think about this idea!