Sample Character Reference Format
The sample format,
wording and writing etiquette is all you need to enable you to write a professional
and acceptable Character Reference letter using a standard format and the correct wording
etiquette for these types of letters.
Character Reference letter
reference letter does not have to be full and comprehensive.
The obligation is merely to provide a true, accurate and
fair reference that does not give a misleading impression. The sample format
provides a good example of how to write a Character
Reference letter that includes
the proper way to start and close these types of letters and
the proper salutation.
It should include information about the person's
personality, talents, skills and personal ethics. The
purpose is to confirm that you have personal knowledge of
the person that indicates that they have an upstanding
character and that you are willing to recommend them to the
person you are writing to. A
character reference letter is usually requested by a
prospective employer but requests may also be made by a
court or a judge. These are extremely serious testimonial
requests and we suggest you refer to
Reference letter for Court.
How to write a Character Reference -
Format & Template
example provides the format and template with suggested
wording designed to show you how to write a Character Reference
How to write a Character Reference
Letter - Format
Sample Wording and
To Whom it may Concern
Dear Sir or Madam,
Reference for Mr. John Smith
Second and Subsequent Paragraphs
First Sample Paragraph
I am writing this letter as a personal reference for Mr. John Smith.
Main Body Paragraph - Personal Reference
I have known John Smith in a social capacity for over ___ years and have found him to be honest, reliable, hard working, conscientious and courteous.
Closing Sample Paragraphs
I trust that the information provided will be of assistance and will be happy to provide further information, if required.
Sample Format & Layout