January 1, 2006
27273 Veterans Circle
Arlington, TX 76016
Dear Mr. Coobs:
I am writing to thank you for your career counseling and academic advising. My years at __________(INSTITUTION) were more instructive due to your direction. Now that I am searching for a job, I would appreciate it if you would write a letter of reference for me.
The positions I have targeted require high levels of __________(SKILL), __________(SKILL), and ___________(SKILL). As you have observed in the course of my academic career, I am a careful planner, my work is thorough, and the results I produce are of professional quality. While the primary focus of my targeted job matches my major of __________(FIELD), I am even more eager to apply the knowledge I gained in my minor of __________(FIELD).
I would like to thank you for considering this request. In a few days, I will call to see if I have your permission to include your name and contact information on my reference list. You can call me at _______(PHONE/E-MAIL) or e-mail me at _______(PHONE/E-MAIL) if you have any questions.