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Letter of Introduction

Letter of Introduction
A letter of introduction is similar to an open reference but is used to take advantage of a personal association or connection by introducing one person to another. The sender is personal acquaintance and therefore in a position to recommend one person to another. Such letters require information about the experience or character and dependability of the person who is being introduced. The objective of these types of letters is to increase the credibility of the person and typically used a personal recommendation for employment to a potential employer.

Letter of Introduction
A Letter of Introduction is important and requires the correct format etiquette and wording. Generally you will know the recipient personally so the format, style and structure of a Letter of Introduction is applied with an informal style and etiquette.

Letter Format


Sample Letter of Introduction Format
The sample format, wording and writing etiquette is all you need to enable you to write a professional Letter of Introduction using a standard format and the correct wording etiquette for these types of letters.

Letter of Introduction Content
The sample format provides a good example of how to write a Letter of Introduction that includes the proper way to start and close these types of letters and the proper salutation - a salutation is an official word for a polite expression of greeting. It should include information about the person's personality, talents, skills, personal ethics, work ethics and performance. A letter of introduction is written by someone who has a recent connection with the candidate, examples would be a tutor or teacher, a doctor or a senior colleague.  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.

How to write a Letter of Introduction - Format & Template
The following example provides the format and template with suggested wording designed to show you how to write a Letter of Introduction.


How to write a Letter of Introduction - Format & Template

Letter of Introduction FormatSample Wording and Etiquette

Letter Heading / Company logo

Address Details
Tel. Details
Fax Details
Email Address


Dear Fred,                 

First Paragraph

Second and Subsequent Paragraphs

Closing Paragraph

Yours sincerely,

Jean Brown

First Sample Paragraph (optional)
How are you and the family? It would be great to meet up some time soon and have a chance to catch up.

First Paragraph
I am writing this letter to introduce you to
James Johnson. who I have known as a _________ for _____ years.

Main Body Paragraphs - Reference
I have had the pleasure of knowing / working with
James in the capacity / respect of  ________ . I have always found James to be hard working and personable. He has a great sense of humor which makes him a real asset as a team player.

Optional Para: I am confident that James would prove to be a real asset and an reliable employee for your company.

Closing Sample Paragraphs
I hope that my introduction to James has been helpful and I will be more than happy to provide further information, if required.

Sample Format & LayoutSample Wording Etiquette

How to write a Letter of Introduction - Watch the Video!
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How to write a Letter of Introduction / Open Business Reference Video


How to write a Letter of Introduction

Confronted with a task? Need to write a Letter of Introduction? Not sure where to start? Our Samples and Examples Help! Writing letters can sometimes be difficult or tricky. Our video sample provides a good example of how to write a Letter of Introduction and is designed to provide some inspiration to approaching this task. Save yourself some time and look at the video example with the correct format and layout to use when writing a Letter of Introduction.

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Letter of Introduction

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