How to Write an Introduction Email to Your New Boss

Introducing yourself to your boss via email is a great way to make a good impression in a new position and begin your work with open communication, especially if you’ll be working closely with said boss on a daily basis. Here’s what you can do to introduce yourself via email effectively.

How to introduce yourself to your new boss via email

An introduction to your boss should cover the highlights of why you were hired and establish the standards for communication in the role. So, you’ll want to include a few standard pieces of information:

  • Your name and what you would prefer to be called (for example, Ben instead of Benjamin)
  • A brief personal overview that includes a fun fact about you and an introduction to your personality – don’t be afraid to add some humor!
  • A personal connection
  • A clear outline of your availability including times and methods

You might also include any questions, suggestions, or comments that you have about the position. Additionally, you’ll want to include a friendly subject line that allows the reader to know exactly what the email is about before they open it.

This information can help your new boss know how you will fit into their team and their workflow, as well as give them a starting ground for building a healthy professional relationship.

Introduction email template and example

Here is a basic template you can use to introduce yourself to your new boss.

SUBJECT: Hello From Your New [Title]

Hello [Boss’s Name],

I am your new hire, [Name], but I go by [Preferred Name]. I will be starting as [Role] on [Start Date]. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself before then.

[Personal overview]

I am excited to work with you and your team! [Personal connection to role or company].

(OPTIONAL – QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS)

In considering the position before I begin, I had a few comments, questions, and suggestions.

  • [Questions]
  • [Suggestions]
  • [Comments]

I would love to talk with you more about these items when I begin work.

My current availability is [Times] and I can be reached via [Methods].

I will see you on [Start Date]!

Thank you,

[Name]

To further illustrate how this might work, here’s an example. Arianna, hired on as a social media manager at Beauty Co., is introducing herself to the head of the marketing department, Natalie:

SUBJECT: Hello From Your New Social Media Manager

Hello Natalie,

I am your new hire, Arianna Smith, but I go by Ari. I will be starting as the Social Media Manager on August 1 (this coming Monday). I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself before then.

I’m a young professional from New York who has just moved to Chicago and I am enjoying it thoroughly! So far, the food has been my favorite thing about the city; there’s nothing better than local restaurants and a good view – except maybe my dog, Charlie.

I am excited to work with you and your team! I have enjoyed using the products from Beauty Co. for many years in my personal life, and have followed the company on Instagram and Twitter for just as long, participating in exciting giveaways and engaging with fun quizzes. I sincerely hope to improve upon this existing strategy.

In considering the position before I begin, I had a few comments, questions, and suggestions.

  • Is there a current social media marketing plan that I might review?
  • I believe the company would benefit from an account on TikTok, and would love to discuss strategy with you and the content creation team.
  • I thoroughly adore the current social media content set! I look forward to adding to for future product launches.

I would love to talk with you more about these items when I begin work. My current availability is Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, and I can be reached via this email or my work phone, 555 123 4567.

I will see you on Monday!

Thank you,

Ari

Conclusion

Introduction emails don’t have to be complicated or overly personal. They’re just a good way of exploring new ideas and allowing your boss to get to know who they will be working with ahead of time.