Employer Reference Letter Sample - Reference Letters 101

Employer Reference Letter Sample

Until the early eighties, employment references worked and served their purpose relatively well. They tended to be very candid and were sometimes too honest. However, in recent years, faculty, administrators, and employers do not tend to provide frank information about their former students and employees, either verbally or in writing.

The person making the recommendation also needs to be familiar with the applicant's skills, capabilities, experience, contributions and performance, with specific examples to which he or she can refer, where possible.

Below are some tips to think about when preparing a reference letter.

* In addition to standard letter writing, there are a number of basic guidelines that apply specifically to most situations related to the writing of letters of recommendation. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
* Recommendation Letter Tips


* Recommendation Letter Tips




Sample Reference Letter

I am pleased to recommend Name for a position in your company.

I have found Name to be a vivacious, yet gracious individual with a warm smile and a delightful sense of humor and perspective. He is one of those rare individuals that one senses is headed for certain success.

Name is well-liked by his classmates and has demonstrated on several occasions that he is willing to do more than is required. He has conducted class review sessions, and all the indications that I received suggest that he did an outstanding job. His work is evidence of his positive attitude, and demonstrates both his willingness to contribute and the high esteem in which he is generally held.

As a student in my class, Name has distinguished himself with consistency of preparation, obvious grasp of issues, clarity of reasoning, and an ability to express himself in front of his classmates. He was always keenly interested in subject matter, and was quick to initiate discussion of important topics. His examination results were consistent with his high class standing.

Name is a well rounded person and a fine and dedicated student. He is certain to be an asset to your company and I highly recommend that you consider him seriously for a position in your company.

Employer Reference Letter Sample