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There’s so much to celebrate about landing a new job. A new role, new opportunities, and new people to get to know. It’s even more exciting if it’s a close friend and they’ve landed a promotion or scored their dream job at a company they’ve always loved. 

If you want to say “congratulations on your new job” to someone you care about, we can help. We’ve brought together our best congratulations wording ideas, plus some thoughtful gift options to make that congrats card feel even more special. 

How to Say “Congratulations on Your New Job”

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It’s time to celebrate! But what do you say? Whether you’re wishing a coworker well as they move on, or celebrating a close friend’s promotion, here are some thoughtful ways to say “congratulations on your new job.”

Simple Congratulations Messages

Sometimes the sweetest messages are the most simple. Here’s how to congratulate someone on their new job with just a handful of words. 

  • Best of luck with your new endeavor, [Name]! 
  • Sending you warm wishes for the future! 
  • Best wishes on your new job, [Name].
  • Congrats on your new job! The company is lucky to have you!
  • Have fun at your new company, [Name]!

Sweet Congrats Messages for a Friend or Family Member

It’s exciting when a dear friend or relative scores that new job they’ve been after. Congratulate them and share in the joy with these thoughtful congratulations messages. 

  • Congratulations on landing that sweet role at [Company Name]! All the best for your first day and beyond. 
  • Congrats on your amazing new job, [Name] — I love you! 
  • Yay, you did it! Can’t wait to come visit you at the new office, [Name].
  • Congratulations on becoming the [Title]! What a great achievement. We’re so proud of you.
  • We’re so excited about your new venture, [Name]! You deserve it!

Congratulations Messages for a Promotion

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A big or impactful promotion calls for a celebration! Here’s how to say “congratulations on your new job” when it’s a well-earned promotion. 

  • Congratulations on your new position on the [Category] team, [Name]. You’ll do great! 
  • Congrats on being promoted — you earned it! 
  • Huge congrats on your exciting new promotion! While it’ll bring new challenges, we’re sure you’ll rise to them with no trouble at all. 
  • Who’s the boss? You’re the boss! Congratulations on the promotion, [Name]! 
  • Congrats on chasing your dreams and making it to [position]!

“Congratulations on Your New Job” When Someone Is Leaving

Sometimes your coworkers will move on to different companies. Try these congratulations messages when you want to wish them all the best and let them know you’ll miss them. 

  • Heartiest congratulations on your new role at [Company Name]. 
  • Congrats on your new job, [Name]! Hope your new boss there is as wonderful as you’ve been to us. 
  • It’ll be sad to see you go, but best of luck with this exciting new chapter at [Company, Name]! 
  • Congrats on all the great success you’ve achieved at [Company]. Wish you the best with your new start at [Company]! 
  • It won’t be the same without you here, [Name]. Go make waves at [Company] and show them just how amazing you are! 

Well Wishes for a First Job

Starting a first job is a momentous occasion in someone’s life — they’re stepping into a whole new world of learning, responsibility, and reward. Here’s how to congratulate someone on scoring their first job. 

  • Congratulations on your first job ever, [Name]! It’s the beginning of great things.
  • We’re so happy that you’ve landed your first job as a [Position] at [Company Name]. They’re so lucky to have you! 
  • Congrats on this exciting new beginning. Good luck! 
  • Time to enter the world of work, [Name]! 
  • Congratulations on your first job. What a fun new journey to begin! 

Funny “Congratulations on Your New Job” Messages

Getting a new job is a serious achievement, but that doesn’t mean you can’t share a laugh. Here are some humor-filled ways to mark the occasion. 

  • Fancy new job, slick new wardrobe, what’s next — big new home too? 
  • Time for a fresh start somewhere new, where they don’t know all about that time you [funny situation/tale].
  • Fingers crossed your new colleagues are as amazing as we are. If not, you can always come back! 
  • Can’t believe you’re leaving us like this, [Name]. What will we do? Oh yeah, we’re celebrating!
  • Congrats on the new gig! Your new coworkers have no idea what they’re in for with you!

Thoughtful Gift Ideas That Say “Congratulations on Your New Job”

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Want to make your congratulations card even better? Send a sweet, thoughtful “new job” gift alongside it. If you’re not sure where to start, here’s a handful of great gift ideas to celebrate someone’s new job. 

Chocolate or Candy

Sending something sweet is always a hit, and it works great whether you’re congratulating a close family member or casual coworker. Create a DIY basket filled with their favorite candy or pick up a box of chocolates for a sweet send-off to their new job. 

It’s easy to send chocolate, candy, or baked goods to someone no matter where they are — simply order online and have them delivered. If you work in the same place together, you can also hand them over at a goodbye party or meeting. 

New Office Mug

Everyone needs a decent work mug, and it’s something practical they can take with them to their new workplace (even if they’re working remotely). Look for a mug that features a design or references a TV show, movie, or character that your gift recipient loves. 

Keep it simple with a traditional design or look for one that changes color with the temperature. If you want to make this gift extra special, choose a personalized mug featuring their most-loved saying or their own photo.

Digital Gift Card

Sometimes you’re not quite sure what to give someone as a gift, or you want to send them off with something they can use almost anywhere. That’s why a digital gift card is such a lovely idea — your gift recipient can choose exactly what they want. Greenvelope makes it super easy to add a digital gift card alongside your online card

We love the idea of your friend, coworker, or family member using the gift card to indulge in a little luxury — maybe they want to enjoy a special meal out or perhaps they’d like to get a high-quality pen or a new gadget accessory. Gift cards are also practical — they could use it to buy a new outfit, laptop bag, or pair of comfy shoes for their new job. 

Send a Card That Keeps It Professional Yet Personal 

Starting a new job is a thrilling step in someone’s career journey. Whether they’re taking an internal promotion or making a big move to a new company, it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate all their hard work and achievements. 

Take a moment to make them smile with a heartfelt message in a congratulations card that you’ve handpicked and customized to suit them perfectly. Complement your card with a thoughtful gift, and you have a lovely way to support someone’s new career move.