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Sample Cover Letter to Personal Referral

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As the competition for job opportunities in the finance field is increasing every day. You may need to ask for recommendation or guidance from seniors in finance field. Today approaching alumni from your college for guidance or referral has become a common scenario. Keep a professional approach, when you are drafting these letters. As the person will refer you or reply back to your letter, only if they find it interesting to read. Include important points such as how you got contact details about the person, your educational achievements and professional experience, and the kind of job profile you are looking for.

A Sample Cover Letter to a Personal Referral

James Walton,
4153 Kidd Avenue,
Anchorage, AK 99503,

Date: May 28, 2005.

Mr. Jamie P. Boucher,
Finance Manager,
Alpha Financial Firm,
675 Jim Rosa Lane,
Anchorage, AK 99503.

Dear Boucher,

           I have work experience of fifteen years in the finance field. Regional Bank, the firm I last worked for was sold at year-end and merged with another financial institution. As a result, I lost my job, but I was asked to remain and assist in managing certain personal loans accounts. The position offered to me was temporary, and required relocation. I am looking for job opportunities locally in Anchorage, AK. I am writing this letter to you to gain some advice and counseling from you with respect to my job search.

           I am looking for senior accountant job profile in financial services company (bank, savings and loan, credit union, insurance company, etc). I am good at administration and teamwork. I have experience of managing data processing tasks of all volumes. I would like to be part of a dynamic organization, and I am looking for such job opportunity.

           As you are alumni from my college working in the finance field at a high designation. I would like you to recommend me companies and job opportunities available in Anchorage, AK. If you are aware about any new job openings through your contacts, then please recommend me for those jobs. I have enclosed my resume along with this cover letter. It will provide complete details about my academic achievements and professional expertise.

           Thank you for going through my cover letter. Please recommend me for various job openings in the financial field, if you find me suitable for the job. I would once again like to thank you for help.


James Walton.

Cover Letter to a Personal Referral

Patrick Miller,
2546 Byers Lane,
Davis, CA 95616,
Home: (530)-754-1309,

Date: January 19, 2005.

Mr. Dominic Robinson,
Accounts Manager,
Influx Account Inc.,
1399 Rogers Street,
Davis, CA 95616

Dear Mr. Robinson,

I am Patrick Miller, a finance student of Imperial College of Management. I found your contact details through the alumni-student interaction program guide. I will be completing my graduation this year in bachelors of finance and have internship experience of 6 months. I need your recommendation for job as junior accountant in Influx Account Inc.

During my job search, I came across job opening for the post of junior accountant in Influx Account Inc. I have excellent academic record and GPA of 3.6. During my internship at Alpha Financial Services, I have gained knowledge about professional work environment and practical application of theoretical knowledge that I have gained through academics. I have attached my resume with this cover letter. My resume will provide you details about my internship experience and education details.

Please consider my request and refer me for the post of junior accountant in your company. Thank you for your help and time.


Patrick Miller


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