Did you ever want to congratulate someone on getting a new job with words more interesting than, “Congratulations on the new job!”
When a friend, relative, or co-worker gets a new job, anyone can text a simple “Congratulations” or hit the “Say Congrats” button on LinkedIn. But you’re not anyone. You’re someone who makes the effort to send …
- A wish that will stand out,
- A message that will bring a smile or a tear, and
- A message geared to your recipient’s particular situation.
Herewith we present a wide range of messages that meet those qualifications. We’ve grouped them by category so you can easily find something appropriate to your needs.
Of course, you can tweak/customize them as you see fit, and they may inspire some totally original ideas all your own. It’s a veritable grab bag of possibilities. So start grabbing!
Creative congratulations on your new job
Congratulations! You can now remove ZipRecruiter, Indeed, and Monster.com from your bookmarks!
I know someone who’s paying a lot of money for the kind of work you’ll be doing: Your new employer! Best of luck with the new gig!
Congratulations … you’ve already completed the toughest part of the job: Winning it!
I hear your new firm just completed the biggest deal in its history: Hiring you! Please congratulate them for me.
Is it true that your company’s stock went up 15% when the news got out that they hired you? Congratulations!
Can you give me the name of the person who hired you? I want to congratulate them.
Congratulations — and I hope you’re enjoying the most carefree time in a person’s life: The time between giving your notice and starting the new job.
I heard there was no competition for your new job. (Lots of other candidates, but no real competition!) Congrats.
Congratulations! You are now better than LinkedIn. You’re In!
Congratulations! But I hope you feel sympathy for the people who didn’t get the job — they never had a chance!
They argue about whether landing a job depends on what you know or who you know. In your case, it was simply a matter of who you are. Congratulations!
Congratulations! It’s nice to know there are still jobs available that aren’t performed by computer software programs or robots!
Congratulations! Your mission — should you choose to accept it — is to be the top employee in your new workplace. And, knowing you, this is no Mission Impossible.
Congratulations to the person who hired you. They’re due to get a raise.
Remember, it’s more than a new job — it’s a new entry on your résumé! Congratulations!
Funny (or at least punny) kudos
Congratulations — and don’t let them work your butt off. (It looks just fine as it is!)
Congratulations! I made a bet that you’d get a new job.
The odds were 9 to 5.
All you had to do to find a better job was to fill out an application.
In other words, you simply had to apply yourself.
Congratulations on your new position. (Sitting in front of a desk instead of sprawled out on a sofa.)
Congratulations on getting the new job. Once you got your foot in the door, I knew you’d be a “shoe-in”!
How is landing a job different than landing a plane?
When you land a job, the sky’s the limit. Congratulations!
Congratulations! Here’s hoping you throw yourself into your new job (Just pretend you’re working for a company that builds swimming pools.)
In starting a new job, change is a good thing — and dollars are even better! Congratulations!
Pilots land airplanes. Boxers land punches. And you could have been a pilot or a boxer — because you know how to land cool jobs! Way to go!
Congratulations on your new job! Because job #1 is getting the job won!
Congratulations on the new job! It’s no wonder you got picked — you’re a peach!
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Sincere congratulations and good luck
Delighted to hear about your new job! I’ll bet it will go well — you’re a person who thrives on challenges.
Congratulations! And before you get too deep into your new job, let’s get together.
I’m sure you’ll succeed in your new job. Just keep your nose to the grindstone, your feet on the ground, and your eyes on the prize.
What’s new? New boss. New co-workers. And, a new lease on life. Congratulations!
If all the decisions made in your new firm are as wise as their decision to hire you, I think you made a smart move.
Congratulations. Sounds like the kind of job that doesn’t grow on trees. But I’ll bet you grow on the job.
Congratulations! Your new job comes with a bonus: Your friends are taking you out to celebrate!
Congratulations. But before starting your new job, remember the most important thing: A night out celebrating with me!
Congratulations! I’ll bet you charmed your way into your new job. Just like you charmed your way into my life!
Way to go! And I hope you budget your time wisely on the new job. (In other words, keep lunch hours open to spend with me.)
Congrats on getting that first job
Congratulations! You’re no longer hitting a brick wall.
Now you’re punching a time clock!
The only problem with getting a job is now that you’ll have the money to buy stuff like dental floss, you won’t have the time or energy to floss. Oh well, congratulations anyway!
In today’s job market, “It’s just a job” is an oxymoron. Congratulations on landing one!
Just remember, bosses are not like parents. You’ve got to do what these people say! Good luck with the job!
There were 87,000,000 people working yesterday. Today there are 87,000,001. Remember, you’re the 1! Best of luck!
Remember, a job is just like school – except you don’t get summers off. Go get ‘em!
At first, going from a senior in school to a freshman in the workplace may feel like a demotion. But that feeling ends when you get your first paycheck! Congratulations!
You probably feel like you were searching for a job forever.
By next week, you’ll feel like you’ve been working at the job forever.
(Just kidding — it’s going to be a great experience! Best of luck!)
Your first job! You probably won’t be in it for the rest of your life.
But for the rest of your life, it will always be your first job! Enjoy!
Getting promoted congratulations
You got in on the ground floor. And now they’re letting you take a step up. Congratulations on your promotion!
Hope you’re not afraid of heights because you’re really climbing that ladder. Congratulations on the promotion!
Congratulations! Hope this promotion doesn’t go to your head — just your pocketbook!
You’re the cream that rises to the top — and then turns into a Big Cheese! Congratulations!
Congratulations on the promotion. Don’t forget us poor slobs who knew you when.
Bigger responsibility. Bigger title. And a bigger paycheck. Big kahuna. Congratulations!
What happens when you’re able to get the job done?
They give you a better one! Congrats on the promotion!
It’s nice when they tell you they appreciate you. But the proof is in the putting — putting you into a bigger job! Congratulations!
Congratulations from former co-workers
I will miss sharing the coffee with you every morning — and sharing the stress with you the rest of the time! Go get ‘em, pal!
Congratulations! I have just one bit of advice as you move into your new workplace — try to find a spot there for me!
They say no one is irreplaceable. But they don’t know you like I do. Congratulations on the new adventure!
Someone new will fill your slot — but they’ll never fill your shoes! I wish you all the best.
We had some good times here. But you’ll have some good times where you’re going as well. Some people have a way of bringing the good times with them. You will be missed!
Best of luck with the new job. Now that we’ll be working for different organizations, we’ll both have to promise not to divulge any company secrets. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stay in touch, OK?
We’ll miss seeing your cute mug around here. And, no, I’m not talking about your coffee cup! Good luck with the new gig!
Congratulations, new job meme
Good luck to someone leaving after many years
After all, you’ve been through here; no one can question your loyalty to this place or your justification for going after a new challenge. Best of luck to you!
It’s not good to have too many jobs on your résumé.
But having only one can be a problem as well!
I’m glad you’ve taken the opportunity to get up and go. Best of luck to you!
You’ve seen so many come and go here; it’s no surprise you got the itch to join them! Godspeed!
There comes a time when a stable, secure environment can turn into a rut. I think you’ve picked the perfect time to jump ship. And I applaud you for it and wish you all the luck in the world!
I know this must seem like the same old place to you.
But it won’t be the same without you.
You’re leaving a void here, but I wish you nothing but success in your new job!
Congratulations on working from home/virtually
You were sentenced to a lifetime of commuting.
Now they’re commuting your sentence!
Congrats on the new work-from-home gig! These days there’s no actual job better than a virtual job. Congratulations — and happy Zooming!
Congratulations on the work-from-home setup. Now, you’ve got to go out and buy yourself some new clothes — (only what you’ll wear from the waist up, of course!)
It’s a pretty neat trick — bringing home the bacon without ever leaving home! Congratulations!
Why do I get the feeling your new work-from-home gig will be something you feel totally at home with. Congratulations!
Just make sure the path is clear between your bed and your computer — it cuts down on commuting time! Congratulations on working from home!
Kudos on a career change
They say you only live once.
But if you do it right, once is enough!
Congratulations on the career switch!
Some people see a dead-end sign and stay on the same path anyway.
I admire the ones who see the sign and have the guts to make a “You” turn!
Congratulations on your big move!
Some people make vertical moves.
Some people make lateral moves.
But seems to me you’re making a magical move.
That takes a special kind of person. And that person is you.
Best of luck with your new adventure!
When you find yourself constantly saying, “Been there, done that,” maybe it’s time to be somewhere else and do something different. More power to you — and best of luck!
Congratulations on the career change! Life is about to get interesting again!
Why follow a straight career path when you have the opportunity to make the right turn? Best of luck to you!
Starting our own business
Enjoy your new role as CEO – Chief Everything Officer. You’re in good hands.
Brilliantly done, magnificent one – You’re going to crush it!
As they say, “There’s no business like your own business.” Congrats!
Well, we know you’re going to love your manager. Good luck; you’re going to do awesome!
Charge ahead with confidence!
Accolades to the one who got away!
Excuse me; your brilliance is showing.
It’s a well-deserved time for you to bask in the spotlight — It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!
One word comes to mind when I think of you: Amazing!
Ms. Uber-Talented has done it again! Well done.
Your victory lap is just around the corner — you’re going to do awesome!
By Art Novak
Art Novak is an Emmy-winning writer, novelist, and Professor Emeritus at Savannah College of Art and Design.
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