Dear *|FIRST_NAME|*,

I hope that you are doing well! I recently applied to position title  at Company Name  and I’d love to list you as a reference since we worked so closely together at Previous Company Name . [Provide background information about the company, the position, and any skills you think the employer is looking for.]

[Mention anything about your current career progression if you haven’t worked together recently.] Please let me know if I can list you as a reference.

Thank you!


(xxx) xxx-xxxx