Sample Reference Letter A request for a reference is made to a person who is in a position to recommend another. It is a general letter that needs information about a person's personality, character, and dependability but if you are in the position to do so it can also reflect your assessment of their skills and abilities. A reference letter is typically used to introduce a person and vouch for their character integrity, work ethics, interests, skills and abilities.
Sample Reference Letter A Reference Letter is important and requires a formal format using the correct wording and etiquette. Generally you will not know the recipient personally so the format, style and structure of a Reference is written in a formal style, applying the correct protocol and etiquette.
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* If the name is unknown then address to 'To whom it may concern' or 'Dear Sir or Madam'
First Sample Paragraph Thank you for your letter dated________ requesting a personal / business reference for Mr. John Smith.
Main Body Paragraphs - Personal Reference I have known John Smith in a personal capacity for over ___ years and have found him to be honest, reliable, conscientious and courteous. I am confident that he will prove to be an asset to your company.
Main Body Paragraphs - Business Reference I have known John Smith in a professional capacity for over ___ years and would confirm that he currently holds the position of _______ in Zzedro Inc.
Optional Para: I would confirm that the his/her performance and attitude has been satisfactory / good / excellent during his employment.
Closing Sample Paragraphs I trust that the information provided will be of help and assistance.
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