Sample Request Letters

Whether you want to request for a job interview or raise or promotion in your salary or job, you require a specific type of information or you want to request a third party to compose a letter on your behalf, you need to write a request letter.
Are you facing any trouble in writing a request letter? Do not worry; we shall help you in answering the question “How to write a request letter”. Some sample request letters are also given below that will help you to customize your request letter. Important tips to write a request letter are;

Request for an Interview
• Introduce yourself at the inception, recipient may not have any idea who are you any why are you writing for.
• If you are writing for a job in a company, discuss positions that may become available in a specific department of the company.
• Briefly describe your background and why you are interested in the employer’s industry.
• Mention that you will call the employer to ask about the interview.
• If someone referred you, ask him/her beforehand about the best approach for asking for the interview.

  • Request a Raise or Promotion
    • Immediately state a reason why you think that you are qualified to receive a promotion.
    • Do not waste time of your employer by inserting irrelevant phrases.
    • To establish credibility, give examples of your accomplishments
    • Make your request confidently but respectfully.
    • Thank your employer for considering you.
  • Request a specific type of information
    • In your first line tell the reader exactly what type of information you need.
    • Provide a brief explanation as to why you need this information
    • If you are going to make a request to attend a seminar, or any other request of such type, you need to mention your request in first paragraph.
    • Be sure to provide your contact information.
  • Make the ending positive
  • Proofread your letter and do not forget to give complete information of yourself in the letter.

Here are some sample request letters:

Sample Request Letter

Your Name:
Address:
City:
Phone Number:
Postal Code:
Email Address:

Date:

Name of Recipient:
Address:

Name of Organization:

City:
Phone Number:

Dear Sir/ Madam,

My name is [your name here] and I am writing to request an interview to discuss available positions in the [name of department] with your company. [If you were referred to the company by someone you know, be sure to include this information here. “James Ray, who is an employee in your Sales Department, suggested that I contact you.”]

I am a graduate of [name of educational institution you attended] and I have [x] years of experience in the field of [name of industry or field of study]. I am currently looking for new employment opportunities and I would like to have the opportunity to discuss how my skills and abilities can be of benefit to your company.

I will contact you by phone next week to set up a convenient time when I can discuss my qualifications. I will bring my resume with me at that time. If you have questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me by phone at [area code and number here]. I can also be reached by e-mail at [your e-mail address here].

Thank you for taking the time to consider my request, and I will be in touch with you soon.

Yours sincerely, / faithfully

Name

Signature

Sample Request to write a Reference Letters

Your Name:
Address:
City:
Phone Number:
Postal Code:
Email Address:

Date:

Name of Recipient:
Address:

Name of Organization:

City:
Phone Number:

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I am writing to ask whether it would be possible for you to provide a reference for me?

If you were able to attest to my qualifications for employment, and the skills I attained during my tenure at ABC Company, I would sincerely appreciate it.

I am in the process of seeking employment and a positive reference from you would enhance my prospects of achieving my career goals.

Please let me know if there is any information I can provide regarding my experience to assist you in giving me a reference. I can be reached at jsmith@abcd.com or (111) 111-1111.

Thank you for your consideration.

Yours sincerely, / faithfully

Name

Signature

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