Sample Reference Request Letter
124 East Bay Street
Miami, Florida 33131
January 14, 1996
Mr. Peter W. Lincoln
334 Houston Tower, Suite 2300
Houston, Texas 77079
I'd like to enlist your assistance in my search for a new career. I
have put together a current r�sum� to begin marketing myself for what
should be a new and exciting career.
I'm open to an industry change since the field is depressed. I'm
looking for a job in Management or Marketing of technical products and
services. I hope to draw on both my management experience and
engineering background. Relocation is not a problem as Wendy and I find
the prospect of moving exciting.
With your permission, I would like you to be a personal reference for
me. I will keep you posted when I have used you as a reference so you
will know who might call and won't be caught blind. Please let me know
what you think.
If you are aware of any business associates or friends who may be
thinking about hiring, I'd really appreciate your giving them a copy of
my r�sum� or giving me their names to contact personally.
I welcome any assistance or advice you can give me. Thanks for your
support now and in the past.
Martin B. Cousins