57 new job messages to say good luck

Getting a new job is an exciting moment in anyone’s life. Maybe your son or daughter has bagged their first proper ‘grown up’ job, or your friend is finally moving on up out of their dreaded dead-end office job to their dream career? Well, no matter what the circumstances are, make sure you celebrate it with them by sending a card their way.

You might be wondering what to write in a new job card. Well, we’re going out on a limb and assuming you’d like to cover sentiments, like ‘congrats on your new job’ and the classic ‘good luck in your new job!’. But if you’re looking for something a bit more original or funny, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered!

If your colleague is swanning off to pastures new and you’re looking for a funny message for a leaving card instead, then check out our oh-so-handy guide on what to write in a leaving card. And bear in mind, we have a whole host of new job gifts to send alongside your heartfelt card, ranging from gins to chocolates. So, they’ll be pretty happy when they receive a package from you in the post!

Simple new job wishes for coworkers

Just want to keep it simple? These new job wishes are short and sweet – perfect for wishing someone ‘all the best for your new job’, especially co-workers that you might not know quite as well. So go ahead and add one of these beauties to your card:

  1. Good luck in your new job! Hope you enjoy it.
  2. Well done on your new role! I know you’re going to do great.
  3. Congratulations on your new dream job!
  4. Well done for landing your amazing new role.
  5. Wishing you the best and plenty of success in your new job
  6. All the best for your new job, and well done!
  7. I’m so happy for you! Well done on getting your amazing new job.
  8. You did it! Congrats on the new role, you’re going to do great.

Funny new job messages

Rip your mate for their work habits, poke some fun at a newbie to the world of work, or just make them laugh with these funny new job messages to give them a good giggle. After more inspiration? Check out our funny new job cards that will have them rolling.

  1. About time you got off your arse and found a job.
  2. Congratulations on your new job, and good bloody luck to your new colleagues.
  3. Don’t mess this up – I mean, I’m sure you’re going to smash it, well done!!
  4. Well done on your new job! Don’t forget, first impressions count – so don’t be too efficient or they’ll expect that sh*t.
  5. Job’s a good’un!
  6. Congrats on your new job… hope your new boss isn’t an arsehole.
  7. Welcome to the world of work – this is the rest of your life now. Enjoy!
  8. Congrats on doing adult things!

Sweet and sincere new job wishes

Maybe it’s been a long time coming, or they’ve found a role in their dream career – whatever the cause for celebration, make sure you say a heartfelt well done and congratulations on your new job with these sweet new job card messages.

  1. Pretty sure a new job means the next round is on you – looking forward to it. Well done, buddy!
  2. You did it! Here’s to amazing new things and all the success you deserve.
  3. Woohoo – you got a new job! So proud and pleased for you.
  4. I knew you could do it – well done on your new job, you’re going to be amazing.
  5. She believed she could, and then she bloody well smashed it. Well done!!
  6. Congratulations on your new job! You did it, and I couldn’t be more proud.
  7. You’ve done so well, and I’m so proud of you and your amazing new job!
  8. I can’t wait to see what you’re going to achieve – I know you’re going to blow us all away.

Good luck wishes for a new job

Wish someone a sincere ‘good luck in your new job’ with these sweet messages. Make sure you pick out a lovely new job card to go with the words, and pop a beautiful bunch of flowers from our gift range in your basket, to make them feel super special. Here are the cutest messages to include in your card:

  1. Good luck, I know you’re going to be amazing!
  2. Well done and best of luck with everything.
  3. You did an amazing thing, and you’re going to keep doing amazing things – good luck and all the best!
  4. You don’t need luck, because you worked hard for this – but good luck all the same.
  5. Good luck in your new job – keep showing us what you’re made of!
  6. I’d wish you good luck in your new role, but you don’t need it – you have GOT this!
  7. Keep going, keep growing, and show ‘em what you’re made of!
  8. Good luck – I always have and always will be rooting for you!

Inspirational new job quotes

Send some positive affirmations their way before they start their new job. These new job quotes are the perfect choice to add into your card for when you just can’t find the right words yourself or just to add a more philosophical touch to your personal note.

  1. “To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.” – Pearl S. Buck
  2. “Whenever you start a new job, it’s always a bit daunting, the unknown.” – Graham Potter
  3. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” – Richard Branson
  4. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new.” – Socrates
    “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

New job wishes for managers

Is your manager leaving to explore a new opportunity? After everything they’ve done for you and your career, we’re certain they’ll appreciate a sweet message from you before they leave. For a bit of inspiration, here are some of our ideas of new job wishes for managers:

  1. Thank you for playing such a big role in my career so far, we’re all going to miss you dearly.
  2. You’ve been a massive inspiration to me, and I know that you’ll be just as successful in your next job. Best of luck!
  3. I’ll miss our management calls but I’m so happy for you and know that this will be such an exciting step in your career. Congratulations and good luck!
  4. Congratulations on the new role! The next person to be my manager is certainly going to have some big boots to fill.
  5. You’ve always gone out of your way to be the best manager possible and as sad as it is to see you go, it’s such an amazing opportunity.
  6. Don’t forget that I was your favourite ever person to manage and your new team best realise how lucky they are to have you.

Congratulations on your new job for graduates

Getting your first job after finishing school or graduating from university is a huge deal! So, make sure you send all your love and support by saying congratulations on your new message to the newly employed person in your life.

  1. Oh, glad you’ve finally decided to join the working life.
  2. Recently graduated and starting a new job, you’re amazing!
  3. Congrats on getting your first job! We’re all so proud of you and know that you’re going to do great things, can’t wait to see what the future brings.
  4. Well done on taking the first step on the career ladder and I wish you all the success in the world.
  5. Massive congratulations on your first adult job, I’m sure only wonderful things are to come.
  6. Look at you go, recent grad and newly employed, there’s no stopping you!

Congratulations on a new promotion

Someone in your life might’ve just nailed their dream role in their current company, getting a promotion they’ve been hoping (and striving for) since they started. Well, it’s time to show them how proud you truly are. So, pinch one of these thoughtful and funny messages to say “good luck in your new job” after they’ve received a brand spanking new promotion:

  1. Congratulations on your swanky new promotion!
  2. Keep climbing that corporate ladder pal, you’re acing it.
  3. I know how hard you worked to nail this promotion, and now you’ve got it. Well done my friend, you truly deserve it.
  4. Well done on your new promotion – I always said you bossing me around from a young age would come in handy one day!
  5. Congratulations, you highflyer! I hope your work is ready for you – bring it girl.
  6. Wishing you massive success in your amazing new role. This promotion will make you.
  7. Congrats on your new promotion. As the Space Jam theme tune goes, “Y’all ready for this?”
  8. I knew you could do it. Well done on your promotion, no one deserves this more than you!

And as great as these new job wishes are for their exciting promotion, they’ll need a celebratory present to mark the occasion. A brilliant bottle of fizz would make the perfect present, so add this to your card order, and explore our other new job gifts while you’re at it…

Spoil them silly

Now you know exactly what to write in a new job card and ways to say congratulations on your new job, you’re all set! Send your friend (or loved one) off to their first day at work in style with one of our fab new job cards, created by our independent thortful designers. And if you need more inspiration for what to put in a card, check out the rest of our what to write guides for some more ideas if your loved one has gained other achievements or you have another special occasion coming up! Or, visit the thortful blog for other helpful articles on a wide array of topics.