Request for Promotion
[DATE, ex. Wednesday, June 11, 1998]
[NAME, COMPANY AND ADDRESS, ex.
1234 First Street
Anycity, Anystate 85245]
Dear [NAME, ex. John Smith],
As you know, I am very happy to work and contribute to [FIRM, ex. XYZ Limited]’s profits under your authority.
Allow me to mention an opportunity I see for greater profits.
I’m confident that you will agree that my efforts as [CURRENT POSITION, ex. your salesman] have been successful to [FIRM, ex. XYZ Limited]; [MENTION YOUR PERFORMANCE, ex. my sales-in dollars for the past year was roughly $425,000, which far surpassed the $250,000 goal we anticipated at our year-end meeting twelve months ago.]
I would like you to know that I believe I can be of even more benefit to you and [FIRM, ex. XYZ Limited] as [REQUESTED POSITION, ex. your Sales Manager].
[MENTION QUALIFICATIONS AND STATE A CONCRETE GOAL, ex. Having had four years of experience in selling our computer software, I have gained a clear idea as to what our customers’ needs are and how we can meet them. I know how we can increase sales dramatically and I can gear our sales team to do precisely that. As your Sales Manager, I truly believe that we can achieve in excess of $10,000,000 in sales by the year 2000.]
I understand that you are a very busy person. I will thus be delighted to meet with you at any time you please to discuss my request.
[YOUR NAME, ex. Jill Jones]