As you know, my position was one of those eliminated in the most-recent round of layoffs. My last day is this Friday. I'm disappointed to be leaving XYZ Company after 12 years here, but I understand the reductions were solely a reflection on the current business climate.
With that being said, I hope I can count on you for a positive reference letter. I already have a few job leads, and it would mean a lot to have you, the CEO, in my corner.
I'm sure that you are familiar with my skills, having supervised me directly in your previous role as vice president of marketing. For your convenience, I am enclosing a breakdown of what I feel are my top skills and personal attributes, as well as a list of the awards I have won and the placements I have secured during my time here.
If you have any questions, or would like to talk with me in person, you can reach me at ext. 1234 until Friday, after which you can contact me at home at _______________.
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