If I have joined a company as a say, "sales executive" in 2006 and now when I left the job I was working as "sales manager" in the company.
Now, if I apply in another company I only have appointment letter of a sales executive!
So, is it necessary to get new appointment letter every time a person gets promoted?
How this thing works – need sum inputs.
PS: The above is an example and I just want to make sure I don’t suffer frm similar problems if I look for a new job in future.

From India, Mumbai
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Yes, you need to get promotion letter. When ever the employee promoted, salary increased, transfers, etc. letters has to be updated accordingly. Thanks and regards, Srividya :)
From India, Hyderabad

I agree with Giridhar. You should get a Promotion letter from your employer in case of promotion and in case of any revision in the compensation, you should have a revision letter. Appointment letter acts as a proof of joining an organization. Please ensure you have all the updated letters with you.

From India, Bangalore

Hi all,
Though the answers have given a large picture here are the specifics.
a) Every promotion is initimated to a job holder in writing and with specific indication of designation and revised salaries and the effective date of such promotion.
b) The letters also mention that the terms and condition of the original appointment stand unaltered( if applicable).
c) However for some positions based on the job content a revised detailed contract will be issued. This happens in companies who have covenent positions and also for those positions where there is a major change in job content. For Example; An assitant sales manager on becoming a regional sales manager gets a letter with more details on his authorities and repsonsibilities.
d) Similarly if a person getting in to a position of authorised signatory or a job that respresents the company before legal bodies by way of his / her promotion also gets a directive letter about his operating frame work.
Kind regards
Dayanand L Guddin

From Singapore, Singapore

Hey There,
U need not worry on that, as promotion letter could even be a formal email from your hr or department head stating the change in your designation and salary...
If both are not available, u just need to make sure that while you are getting the experience or relieving letter from your current company, it includes details pertaining to your latest designation and salary.

From Oman, Muscat
An appointment letter will not be issued. However, the company needs to give something in writting as for documentation purpose.
Employee should get a promotion/movement letter with the details of new designation duly signed from authorized signatory...also the revised CTC should be attached with the letter.

From India, Delhi
Vasant Nair

Dear Friend,
Just the way when increments are announced and Increment letters outlining details of revised salary are issued, whenever one is promoted, a Promotion Letter is given to the concerned employee.
No, there is no need to issue a new appointment letter upon Promotion.
Vasant Nair

From India, Mumbai

What you should be getting is a promotion letter and not appointment letter. Appoitment letter is issued only one at the time of joining an organization.
From India, Delhi
dear c
In organised sector Management always issue letters for any changes taking place in the career of employees in the Company. Since you have already left the job you may obtain a service certificate from your ex- employer requesting to furnish your position held and the salary last drawn . This certificate if obtained your present problem is solved.

From India, Mumbai
Fahad Arif
Hi, Yeah the right thing would be to get a promotion letter from your company stating your changed designation, Revised Salary(if revised), and change of location (if any). Regards, Fahad Arif
From Pakistan, Karachi

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