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Sample Email Reference Request Letter


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Sample letter asking someone to provide a reference for employment. This example is for a letter sent by email.

Email Reference Request Letter

Subject: Jessica Angel Reference Request

Dear Ms. Jones,

I am writing to you to request that you provide a reference for me as I begin my job search. As you know, I will be completing my graduate studies this spring, and have found several exciting opportunities that I am exploring.

As my undergraduate thesis advisor and mentor, I believe that a reference from you would provide a potential employer with information to recommend me as a school counselor.

If you need any additional information, please contact me via email or phone.

Thank you for your consideration and support.


Jessica Angel

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