GUIDELINES

  1. Do not forget to thank constantly a person who allowed you to use his or her name or who wrote a reference letter for you. Your message does not only convey that you are thankful. But it will also help you when you need help again in the future when you need it.
  2. Tell the reader the development on your job application, especially if his or her recommendation was helpful.
  3. Tell him or her that you are grateful for his or her help. If you are not sure if the person wrote the recommendation letter or not, do not mention it in the letter.
  4. If you prefer to, give him or her some courtesy in return, but careful not to put him or her in shame.

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],

It is with gratitude that I write to thank you for providing a letter of recommendation for me. Your kind comments have led the way to some different interviews, which has resulted in an offer of a position with the Jackson Corporation. You know that it has long been a dream of mine to work for Jackson's. The time that you spent on the letter is much appreciated and know that if there is anything I can do in return you have but to ask.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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