Updated June 21, 2016
At some point in your career you may find yourself happily working for a company, but also with the necessity or desire to move to another location. There are many valid reasons for wanting to relocate, and if you are happy in your job, in many cases the most logical place to begin a job search in your new city is with your current company. In this situation, you will need to write a job transfer request letter.
What to Write When You Want to Transfer
Your letter should be written as business correspondence. whether sent via post or email. A written relocation transfer request letter would begin with the supervisor or human resources manager’s contact information, and the date. The subject of your email should include what you are requesting; i.e. transfer or relocation.
This is followed by a formal salutation. your purpose for writing, and evidence supporting why your request should be considered. Politely request their assistance in gaining a position at your preferred location, and use an appropriate closing.
Here’;s an example of a letter and an email message used to apply for a transfer to a new company location.
Transfer Request Letter Sample
City, State, Zip
Dear Ms. Lastname
I am writing to request consideration of a transfer from my position at XYZ Inc. to a similar position at the XYZ located in Dallas, Texas.
My family has experienced some changes which necessitate the need for me to be in closer proximity to them.
I have enjoyed working here for the past 7 years, and appreciate the experience I have gained. I have held several positions at XYZ, which has given me an excellent overview of the company’s operations.
I am confident that my deep knowledge and strong communication skills would be an asset to the staff in Dallas. While I will regret leaving my colleagues here, I feel that I could contribute significantly to the company’s potential growth in Texas.
I am enclosing my updated resume for your review. Thank you for your consideration and assistance in this matter. If you need any additional information, please contact me.
Your Typed Name
Transfer Request Email Example
Subject: Application for Transfer
Dear HR Contact,
I would like to respectfully inquire about the possibility of a transfer from Casy’;s in Anytown, NY to the Newcity, OH location. My spouse has received a job opportunity there, which would begin next month. I have enjoyed working here for the past six years, first as Assistant Manager, and in my recent promotion to Manager. I feel that I have been an asset in the Bridal Department, and would like to continue my association with the company.
I am able to stay on for several weeks to help train someone to fill the position I will leave here in Anytown. I know several employees at the store who would make good candidates for the position, and would be happy to share my thoughts with you.
My experience at Casy’;s has been very rewarding, and I would appreciate the opportunity to continue my career with the company.
I have attached a copy of my resume for your convenience. Your thoughtful consideration of my request is greatly appreciated.