Request For Referral Following Failed Job Application
[DATE, ex. Wednesday, June 11, 1998]
[NAME, COMPANY AND ADDRESS, ex.
1234 First Street
Anycity, Anystate 85245]
Dear [NAME, ex. John Smith],
It was a pleasure to [meet with you the other day / submit an application to your firm] regarding the [STATE POSITION, ex. sales manager] position. I was truly upset to hear that I will not be working at [FIRM, ex. XYZ Inc].
I would like to take this opportunity, however, to ask you for a referral. Having an idea as to my skills and experience, I am sure you may know of an opportunity for me. Please contact me at XXX-XXXX at your convenience.
[YOUR NAME, ex. Jill Jones]