Updated on February 10th, 2023
A letter of intent to continue working is used by working professionals to demonstrate their interest in maintaining their position with their employer. This type of employment letter of intent opens the discussion for an extension or renewal of an employee’s current job by describing their skills and listing achievements earned throughout their employment. The employee should also include reasons for wanting to remain employed and express how the employer would benefit from keeping them on.
When to Use
Letters of intent can be used by employees in any of the following situations:
- To renew a job contract.
- To maintain a current position of employment with an employer.
- To secure a promotion, negotiate a raise, or demand upgraded benefits.
- To demonstrate commitment to one’s role and dedication to one’s employer.
- To return to the workforce after maternity leave, family emergency, or other leave of absence.
What to Include
A letter of intent to continue working should start with a professional salutation to the employer or hiring manager. Finding out who to address the letter to should be done ahead of time.
The intro should include the employee’s name and the reason for writing the letter. Without providing too much information in this paragraph, the employee should mention their desire to continue working and why they believe the employer should maintain the relationship.
The main body paragraph is where the employee can provide more detail about why their employer should keep them on. Relevant qualifications should be described, as well as any achievements they have earned while working for the company. The employee may also want to demonstrate how a continuation of their role will directly benefit the company in so many ways.
Call to Action
The last section can be used to reiterate the employee’s request, thank the employer for their relationship and time reading the letter, and invite them to reach out to discuss the matter further. Including a call to action like this shows a keen interest in the position and willingness to talk further about the working relationship.
Also known as a closing, a valediction is used to end a written communication using such phrasings as “Regards,” Sincerely,” or “Best.” The employee should sign their name and also print it legibly to ensure there is no confusion as to who wrote the letter. Other contact information can be included as well such as email or phone number.
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LETTER OF INTENT TO CONTINUE WORKING
[SENDER STREET ADDRESS]
[SENDER CITY, STATE, ZIP]
[RECIPIENT STREET ADDRESS]
[RECIPIENT CITY, STATE, ZIP]
I am writing this letter to indicate my interest in maintaining my position as a [POSITION] with [NAME OF COMPANY]. I have built wonderful relationships with the staff and my clients, and believe I have more to offer this company.
My number one priority has always been customer satisfaction, and I believe that my high standards have allowed me to provide my clients with excellent service. I have attached a number of glowing reviews from clients that demonstrate my abilities and willingness to go the extra mile. I have worked hard and will continue to work hard to develop and improve my skills as a [POSITION] to bolster the already exceptional reputation that this company has.
I consider our professional relationship to be mutually beneficial and, given the chance to remain at [COMPANY], I plan to continue to produce outstanding results for the company. I look forward to discussing this opportunity further with you at your convenience. Thank you for the years of employment, and for taking the time to read this letter.