Referral Cover Letter
Referral cover letters are written for learned professionals who can guide amateurs in taking up the right career and give details about the job profile. Candidates when face choices in the beginning of their career, get confused while taking the right career decision. Writing a referral letter in this case proves very helpful.
Sample Referral Cover Letter
1234, West 67 Street,
Carlisle, MA 01741,
Date: May 1, 2005.
Mr. John Smith,
257, Park Avenue South,
New York, NY 12345-6789.
Mr. Henry Paul at the Louvre suggested I contact you to ask for advice about pursuing a career in Fine Arts Administration. I worked with Henry last summer through an internship sponsored by the University of Texas and found the work to be stimulating and well-suited to my talents. Henry suggested that an excellent first step in my career search would be a discussion with you.
I am going to be visiting New York this June (between 12 and 18 June, 2011). I would call your office within that week to see if I can schedule an appointment with you during that time.
Sample Referral Letter
Richard S. Baker,
1083 Coulter Lane,
Richmond, VA 23224,
Date: September 14, 2011.
Mr. Tom M. Entwistle,
1194 Arron Smith Drive,
Honolulu, HI 96813.
Dear Mr. Entwistle,
I am final year law student and would require some professional guidance and advice from you to take the right career decision. I have received an excellent opportunity to assist, Mr. Jack Davis, who is a reputed criminal lawyer. My interest lies in criminal law but I am reluctant to take the offer.
Mr. Davis is looking for a partner than an assistant in me because of his physical illness. He has six pending cases which would require a lot of research and also if need be requires me to fight the cases in judicial courts. I am not sure if I am prepared to take all this responsibility at this stage as I possess more of theoretical knowledge than practical. Of course I have studied a few live cases while in school and have also submitted assignments involving the most talked about criminal cases in the history of our state. Apart from this I worked with John & Jones during my mid-summer vacation as a clerk. But I wonder if this knowledge would be sufficient to take up the responsibilities lying ahead.
I have been one of the brightest students at the Virginia State Law College. In fact during the last term I topped the school. I would say working for John & Jones and the hard work I put into research during my vacation gave me an edge over the others students.
Working for the law firm was a great experience as I was exposed to a lot of cases. It is for this reason I thought of working as a judicial clerk for at least two years before I take the big leap. Your advice in this matter would be very helpful.
One of my professors at the law school, Mr. Glenn Macintosh, who has known you since many years, advised me to talk to you about this situation as he personally feels that I should take a clerkship job than the offer I have in hand. You have been in this profession all your life and it would be my honour to talk to you. Your 3advice in this matter would be much appreciated.
I would call you next week to check a suitable time to meet you. If you have any queries please call me on the above number at your convenience. It would be my privilege to speak to you.
Richard S. Baker.