Asking for Recommendation letter


An asking for recommendation letter is usually written by an individual to another requesting for a recommendation of self for some purpose such as further studies or job application. The requestor must know the recipient sufficiently well to request such a letter which carries a lot of weight for the application intended. There must be a good relationship between the two parties.

As mentioned above, an asking for recommendation letter should be written only when you are having a healthy relationship with the recipient. You should clearly mention the need for the recipient’s recommendation. In the end, thank the recipient for his or her kind co-operation with you on the matter.

Asking for Recommendation Letter – Sample


Carl Ramsey,

993 Johnson Street,

San Diego, CA 93948,

Date: February 10, 2017


Professor Holmes,

Dean, Department of Arts,

San Diego University,

93 Lakeside Avenue,

San Diego, CA 93811.

Dear Sir

Re: Recommendation Request

I trust that this letter finds you well. I am Carl Ramsey, and I am one of your graduates from the class of 2010, by now I think you remember me as I am one of your favorite student in the college. Congratulations!!! on you being promoted to chief professor of history wing in the college.  I am writing this letter to request a recommendation from you to assist me in my career advancement. After my graduation, I worked as a curator for the local museum. I have learned a lot during my ten months of employment, applying a lot of history knowledge which I gained under your tutelage. I am glad that I have paid attention to knowledge you shared with us.

Now, I would like to advance my career with an international museum which requires a recommendation from my professors. You are my preferred recommender as I did well in your subjects and you know me well. I request you to provide a letter for the same so that I can proceed further with application. Hope I will hear a positive response from you soon. Thank you for your kind consideration.

Yours sincerely

Carl Ramsey.

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