January 1, 2006
69238 Seventh Circle
Houston, RI 02886
I would like to thank you for the attention you have given to my education and professional development. You have identified many ways in which I could increase my skill in __________(SKILL) and further my knowledge of __________(FIELD). Now, I am beginning a job search and would appreciate your assistance by agreeing to write a letter of reference for me.
As you have advised, our industry needs more people who can provide strong team leadership. I seek a position where my reputation for significant contributions to achieving team goals, my skill in __________(SKILL), and my demonstrated history of ________________(ACCOMPLISHMENT) will serve as the basis for professional challenge and growth.
Thank you again for the opportunities to develop my professional career and for considering this request. I will contact you shortly to see if you agree to serve as a reference.