January 1, 2006
37985 Seventh Place
Annandale, NH 03461
Dear Mr. Aliotta:
As we discussed the other day at lunch, I have decided to pursue other employment opportunities in the field of __________(FIELD). Working with you for the past ___(NUMBER) years has been very rewarding, and since you know my work habits and expertise firsthand, I would appreciate it if you could serve as one of my references.
I am applying for _________(TITLE) positions, which are going to require highly developed cooperative teamwork skills and an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks. Since these positions have leadership responsibilities, special mention of my ability to serve as a role model Ð leading by example Ð would be appropriate to include in a reference. I am anticipating more frequent opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills that I acquired in the __________(TITLE) program.
Thank you for considering my request. I will call you soon to find out if you will be able to provide a reference for my professional abilities. I can also be reached at ______(PHONE/E-MAIL) or _______(PHONE/E-MAIL).