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 grateful for the time you took to write a reference for me. I now that it took a lot of time and thought to make such a heartfelt letter, and I know that the recruiting manager was impressed by it.

I know that I would have struggled to rise above other candidates without your letter, and so recognize that my success is down to you. If there is any way that I can help you in the future, please do not hesitate to give me a ring. Many thanks again for such a glowing reference.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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