Thanking a business associate for referral letter


  1. Greet your business associate and wish him or her well.
  2. Thank them for writing that referral letter for your former subordinate in your behalf. Give them updates on the status of your former subordinate's job or business application.
  3. Conclude the letter with by thanking your business associate again. You may offer your assistance to him or her should he or she need it in the future.


[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 hope that all is well with you. I hope that your department is doing great now.

Thank you for writing that referral for Ms. Anais Roth. I have been busy with a project, and I appreciate your helping one of my former writers. I was able to speak to her yesterday, and I am happy to report that she was offered the copy-editor job at MTC Magazine.

Again, I appreciate your help very much. If you ever need my assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to ask. Have a great week ahead!


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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