Asking for a Recommendation Letter

Asking for a Recommendation Letter


An asking for a recommendation letter is a letter usually written by a person who requires a recommendation for any desired task. It can be for a job or further studies or any other thing where he/ she needs an individual to put in a good word for him/ her. The letter is written to request a favorable recommendation from the receiver in the hope of success for the intention. A recommendation letter comes handy in case one decided to apply for a new job, college admission or any other task which requires the applicant to show a recommendation letter.

Since, you are asking a favor from the recipient, be polite and humble in doing the same. Enumerate your reason for asking a recommendation letter. Tell them how securing a good recommendation letter will help to your cause and how that will be beneficial to you. Check if there are any grammatical errors or any factual errors.

Asking for a Recommendation Letter – Sample

The following is a sample of Asking for a Recommendation Letter.


Joe Kennedy,

990 East Valley Avenue,

Austin, TX 79000

February 13, 2011,


J. Walter,


Universal Dietary Organisation,

1203 White River Way,
Mystic Falls, NC 84106

Subject: Recommendation Request

Dear Uncle,

How have you been? By God’s grace, I am doing very well. My business is flourishing and we had a very good year. The kids are doing fine and constantly ask me when they will be able to visit you. I am writing this letter to request a recommendation from you to enter the Polo County Club Membership.

The Polo County Club requires a strong recommendation for entry from a member along with the lifetime charges for membership. Being an esteemed member yourself you are probably aware of this. As a long time esteemed member, you are the best person I can think of to help me in this request and the only one in my knowledge.

I would like to be a member of Polo County Club since I can make good contacts here. It will also be a good getaway for the family during holidays and long weekends.

I would like to thank you in advance for your kind assistance. Please feel free to contact me should you require further information for this triviality. I would be very thankful to you if you could just do this favor. Hoping for a positive response.

Your Loving Nephew,



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