Thank you notes are not just polite gestures, they can make a whole lot of difference in how the recipient looks at you once he or she has done you a favor.
This is especially true in the event of a promotion as the burden of gratefulness lies on the shoulders of the person who has received the promotion.
Let us look at it this way. An employee has just been promoted and an employer is expecting some kind of gratitude. It is the professional duty of the employee to send in a thank you letter to sound appreciative.
There are many ways to write a thank you note and no particular way to write it so you can basically write it in any format. But just to understand what you can write in it, here is a sample that you may take ideas from.
January 1, 2017
Mr. Collin Henderson
778 Long Creek Street
San Antonio, TX 88933
Dear Mr. Henderson:
I am writing this note to thank you for my recent promotion to the position of Marketing Executive. This is an opportunity that I was struggling to achieve since the time I joined Nestle Foods – and I really worked hard to achieve it.
I am very grateful for the fact that you went extra mile to recommend me for this promotion and followed-up on it. I value this trust that you have put in me and assure you that I will work extra hard to maintain it. During the time that I have spent as a marketing assistant at Nestle Foods, I have been in awe of your direction and the way you have handled strategic marketing plans effectively – I vow to work along the same lines.
Thank you once again for all your help and trust you have shown in my capabilities. I intend to work diligently and in a result oriented manner and will try to exceed your expectations in my new role.