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Job reference thank-you letter

Write a thank-you letter to a person who wrote a letter of recommendation for you.

Sample letter

Street Address
City, State, Zip code


Name of the recipient
Name of the company
Street Address
City, State, Zip code


Dear Recipient Name:

Thank you for writing a letter of recommendation for me. As you know, I applied for a position as a system analyst with Infosys. Last week, they interviewed me for the position but unfortunately I did not get the job. Another candidate, who has more work experience than me, was given the job.

Of course, I am a bit disappointed but I havenít let this experience dishearten me. I have applied for two new jobs and have been contacted by the respective companies who are impressed with my credentials.

As I continue my search for a good job, I am grateful to know that I have your support. I hope that I can contact you in the future if I need a recommendation letter for another position.



Your name

See Also
Sample Thank-you letter
Business letter writing tips
How to Write an Apology Letter
Business Apology Letter Sample I
Personal Apology Letter Sample I
Email writing tips
Resume writing
How to write a letter of enquiry
How to write a cover letter
Sample employment letter with salary requirements

Letter writing: formal and informal

Address and date
Body of the letter
Subscription or leave-taking
The Tone and Language of a Letter
Personal Letter Writing Tips
Example of formal letter and envelope
Formal Letter Sample 2
Formal letter sample 3
Formal letter sample 4
Formal letter writing basics
Standard phrases used in formal letters
Example of informal letter and envelope
Informal Letter Sample 2
Informal Letter Sample 3
Informal Letter Sample 4


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