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Sample of Job Application Letter from Candidate with Referral

This is a yearslong trend that candidates who come with good referrals are given priority in hiring over other candidates. Hence, you can try to get good referrals before applying for a job.

sample of job application letter with referral
In the cover letter for job application, you can mention that a certain person has recommended or referred the job to you. It becomes very useful when your prospective employer has previous knowledge about the referral.

In the job application letter, briefly mention who referred you, why you are interested in the job, your experience and achievements, why you are a good fit for the applied position, why you want to join their organization, etc.

Here is an example of a cover letter for a job application with a referral.


Date: _________

(Name of the Person)
(Name of the Company)
(Office Address)
(Phone Number)

Sub.: Application for the position of __________

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to you to express my interest in working as a (Name of the Position) in your company. I have been following your company for the past ___ months/years. I have come to know a great deal of information about the working of your company. Your clients' positive testimonials speak for itself. I believe that your company has potential to grow exponentially over the years.

Mr. / Ms. ___________ has been kind enough to refer me to you. He/She is presently working in (Name of the Organization) as a (Designation). He/She has high regards for you and your company. He/She highly recommended me to join the company.

I have over ___ years of experience in finance/ sales/ marketing/ operation in ________ industry. I have worked closely with senior executives in successful completion of key projects. My focused approach and constant dedication in broadening the customer base, dealers and distributors were greatly appreciated by my previous employers.

I have taken the liberty to enclose herewith my resume for your kind perusal. I am confident that I will be of significant use to your company by application of my knowledge, experience and strengths to the best of my abilities.

I would highly appreciate an opportunity to work in your esteemed organization. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

(Name of the Candidate)

Enclosure: As above