Sample letter asking for a recommendation

GUIDELINES

  1. State the purpose of your letter.
  2. Give reasons why you would like them to recommend you.
  3. Express thanks and provide contact details.

SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

I am writing to humbly request you to write a letter of recommendation for me in support of my application for the Finance Manager position at XYZ Ltd.

During my five year employment as your Senior Finance Assistant, I believe I gained a lot of professional experience that will enable me to take on a more challenging role as Finance Manager. I learnt a lot from you, and I believe you would be well suited to give me a recommendation.

Thank you very much, and please contact me on 999-999-999 if you need any more information.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -