1. Write this letter shortly, and mention some details about how his reference help you. The idea is to let her know that you are grateful for her endeavor and that it was helpful.
  2. Tell the reader that you are thankful for her reference
  3. If necessary, discuss how his reference was helpful for you.
  4. End with a statement of your gratitude or expectation for a future relationship.


[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 not sure whether you know or not, but I have been accepted for a new position at Collins Corporation. I know that I have achieved this position to a large extent to the reference that you provided. I appreciate the fact that you made time to write it on my behalf.

I know that I am not in a position at the moment to return the favor, but please ask if there is anything I can do in return. Many thanks once again for the assistance you have given me.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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