Example Letter #1
As you know, I've been in the process of applying for various employment opportunities over the past weeks. Recently, I received a very desirable offer to fill a position at an energetic and exciting company. Although both a resume exhibiting experiences and credentials suited to the job and a successful interview certainly contributed to my success, I feel that your willingness to speak as a professional reference on my behalf played a central role in the company's decision to offer me the position.
I am writing to express my gratitude for your time and consideration in support of my endeavors. Your perspective and encouragement mean a great deal to me. Thank you for all that you've done.
Example Letter #2
Thank you for taking the time to write me a letter of recommendation. I could not have asked for nicer comments. Your letter paved the way for numerous interviews and a job offer from Doe Corporation, where I wanted most to work. The time you took to write that letter will have a significant impact on my life for years to come. I hope I can reciprocate the favor.
Example Letter #3
Thank you for your kindness in agreeing to write a letter of recommendation to accompany my application to medical school. I have wanted to study medicine since my biology class in the eighth grade, and have selected extracurricular activities that would be consistent with that goal. My university grades are good, and I have been a volunteer at the local hospital for the past year. I will soon have a preliminary interview with a selections committee, but before that interview I need to secure letters of recommendation.
The admissions committee informs successful candidates approximately four months after the submission deadline. I will inform you of the results as soon as I receive them.
I know it takes a lot of time to write a letter of recommendation, and I deeply appreciate your kindness. I will do my best to deserve your confidence. Thank you very much.
Example Letter #4
I can't thank you enough for telling Jane Doe about my chef service. The Doe's have signed up for the full service and they know several more people who might be interested. Thank you for taking the time to tell your friends. I'll do my best to deserve your confidence.
Example Letter #5
Please accept my sincere thanks for your letter of reference for my service as a housekeeper. Although I was very sorry to leave your employ, thanks to your letter I have obtained an excellent position with the Doe family here in Springfield. I will miss your family very much, especially during the summer. I hope you will enjoy your new home in Georgia, and wish you much happiness in the years to come.
Example Letter #6
I want to express my deepest gratitude to you for the recommendation you made on my behalf. You went the extra mile to assist me, and I have gained a significant benefit because of you. I know that your recommendation played a significant role in helping me obtain the opportunity I was seeking.
Without your recommendation, I do not feel that my application would have made the same impact. You are a pillar in the community and highly respected by everyone.
Thank you once again for your powerful, well-thought-out recommendation. It means a lot that you would take time out of your busy schedule to help me succeed. If I can be of any service to you in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Write Your Letter Step-by-Step
Thank your reader for the referral or recommendation and for expressing confidence in you or your organization.
Inform your reader of the outcome, or desired outcome, of the referral or recommendation.
Express your appreciation for the reader's time and effort in making the recommendation or referral.
Close with an expression of good will.