What to Write Congratulations Messages for New Job

Two congratulations cards for a new job

It’s so fun to share in our loved ones’ happy times — and a new job is no exception! Whether you want to wish a co-worker luck on a new endeavor or congratulate a friend on their newfound employment, we’ll help you with different ways on how to congratulate someone for a new job.

Acknowledging that someone’s landed a new job doesn’t have to feel like a job; we’ll make it easy for you!

Congratulations

This is probably the most obvious theme to include in a congratulation message for a new job, and there are lots of different ways to say it. We like pairing a simple congratulation with a little joke or some kind words about the card recipient, like this:

Congratulations + Kindness

To a Friend or Family Member

  • It makes me so happy to watch you chase your dreams (and catch them)! Congratulations on your new job!
  • Is it dorky to say I’m proud of you? Because I totally am. Congratulations!
  • All your hard work has paid off. Congratulations on your new job!
  • I’m so happy to hear about your new job — you deserve it! Congrats!

To a Co-Worker

  • You did great things here, and you’ll do great things there. Congratulations!
  • Your new place couldn’t have picked a better person to join them. Congratulations!
  • I’ve really, really loved working with you, and I’m so happy you got the job you worked so hard for. Congratulations!
  • Your work ethic and positive attitude have been an asset to this team and will take you far in your new venture. Congratulations!

Congratulations + Humor

To a Friend or Family Member

  • Congratulations on your new job! Now you can buy me lots of awesome stuff! (Get yourself something pretty, too.)
  • You got a new job! So, drinks are on you next time, right? Congrats!
  • Hellz yes. Congratulations on the new job!

To a Co-Worker

  • Congratulations on getting the hell outta here!
  • Congrats on the new job! Good luck finding co-workers as weird as us.
  • Way to go! Looks like you’ll be goofing off at a much more impressive job from now on.

Good Luck

You obviously want your friend or co-worker to totally rock their new job, and here are a few ways to tell them this:

  • Best of luck to you in your new job!
  • Good luck to a good friend!
  • With skills like yours, you don’t need luck — but good luck in your new job, anyway!
  • Good luck in your new venture!
  • I’m wishing you lots of success and happiness in your new job. Best of luck to you! 

I’ll Miss You

Okay, so you’re happy for your co-worker, but you’re also kinda bummed they won’t be working with you anymore? We have just the right words for that. Here ya go!

  • Now who am I supposed to ‘not-work’ at work with?! I’m gonna miss you!
  • This place won’t be the same without you. Your new co-workers are so lucky!
  • It’s hard to see you go, but I can’t wait for you to start your next adventure.
  • Well, looks like I’m going to be the only normal person around here now. I’ll miss you!
  • I’m so happy and so sad at the same time! Good-bye and good luck!

 

Add a Digital Gift Card

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That’s it! Congrats — you’ve just been promoted to Expert in Writing ‘New Job’ Card Messages! We’d wish you luck, but with everything you’ve just learned, you won’t need it.

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Amanda Celis is a writer and photographer with a decade of experience in the social expressions industry. She’s a mother of two and a wife of one, and resides in Cleveland, Ohio


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