A person who wishes to seek employment at a particular organisation, or the one who is looking forward for getting an admission to any institution, encloses a reference letter with his or her resume and the application letter. Reference request letters are written so as to request from a person to write a letter of recommendation for him/her. These letters requests the recipient to mention good qualities of the person in reference letter.

Sample Reference Request Letter:


Martin Paul

Head of the Department

Marketing Department

Joy Industries



6TH June 2013

Subject: Reference request letter

Respected Sir,

I am Jacky Paul, working as a marketing analyst at Joy Industries. As I informed you that I am in the process of seeking my employment at some other company, I would like to sincerely request you if you can write a reference letter for me. A positive reference from your side would surely help me a lot in my career prospects.

Sir, there are some wider opportunities waiting for me. I have submitted my application letter and the resume to the company and they have asked me to submit a reference letter. I therefore request you to kindly attest my qualifications, job skills, professionalism, potentials and achievements that I attained during my employment at Joy Industries.

I would sincerely appreciate your efforts to draft a reference letter for me. I would be thankful to you if you can write it as soon as possible. For any kind of details and information, you can please contact me on 5949594.

Thanking you.


Jacky Paul