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:
Head of the Department
6TH June 2013
Subject: Reference request letter
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.