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Testimonial Letter

Testimonial Letter
A Testimonial is a written confirmation of another person's character or worth in the form of a personal recommendation. A Testimonial Letter is written by a person such as a teacher, professor, tutor or an employer who is in a position to recommend another. The person who writes a Testimonial must be able to confirm and attest to the character, abilities, temperament, dependability  and disposition of a person. This type of request is usually made by people who are applying for a new job -  testifying to the fact that they are of good character.

Testimonial Letter
A Testimonial 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 Testimonial Letter is applied in a formal style.

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

The Difference between a Testimonial and a Reference Letter
What is the Difference between a Testimonial and a Reference Letter? Testimonials often assert that an employee will work to a certain standard. A reference simply outlines that he did perform the duties as required. A Testimonial does not have to be full and comprehensive. The obligation is merely to provide a true, accurate and fair reflection of the person that does not give a misleading impression.

Testimonial Letter Content
The sample format provides a good example of how to write a Testimonial 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 character, personality traits, 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 reputation and that you are willing to recommend them to the person you are writing to. A Testimonial Letter is usually requested by a prospective employer but character reference requests may also be made by a court or a judge. These are extremely serious requests and we suggest you refer to Character Reference for Court.

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


How to write a Testimonial Letter - Format & Template

Character Testimonial Letter FormatSample Wording and Etiquette

Address Details
Tel. Details
Fax Details
Email Address


To Whom it may Concern

Dear Sir or Madam,

First Paragraph

Second and Subsequent Paragraphs

Closing Paragraph

Yours faithfully,

Jean Brown

First Sample Paragraph

I am writing this letter as a personal reference
for Mr. Barry Smith. Then explain how you know the person and why you are qualified to recommend the person.

1st Paragraph Sample - Character Reference
I have known
Barry Smith for over ___ years and have found him to be honest, reliable, hard working, conscientious and courteous.

2nd Paragraph Sample - Skills and abilities
Provide details of why they are qualified, proven successes and what they can contribute.

Closing Sample Paragraphs
Explain why you are recommending them. (optional)

I trust that the information provided will be of assistance and will be happy to provide further information, if required.

Sample Format & LayoutSample Wording Etiquette

How to write a Testimonial Letter - Watch the Video!
We have provided a short video on how to write a Testimonial Letter containing a simple step-by-step guide to writing letters using a professional format, etiquette and wording.


How to write a Testimonial Letter Video


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Testimonial Letter

Confronted with a task? Need to write a Testimonial Letter? 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 Testimonial Letter 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 Testimonial Letter.

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