How to Write the Perfect Request Letter

Larry Barkdull

by Larry Barkdull, Award-Winning, Nationally Recognized Writer

This article will give you basic guidelines for writing various types of Request Letters. Typically, you would write a Request Letter when you wanted to ask for one of the following:

Request for an Interview

(This is the most common type of Request Letter)

Other things to keep in mind:


Request a Raise or Promotion

(You may be due for a step up the ladder)


Request a Specific Type of Information

(You may need copies of public records)


Request a Third Party to Compose a Letter on Your Behalf

(You may need a letter of recommendation)