Examples Of Reference Letters - Learn About Letter Writing

Examples Of Reference Letters

When putting together a cover letter for your prospective writers, make sure you include the following:

Your contact information
A list of deadlines covering all the letters that you need
Your career aspirations and the type of position you're applying for
Information or points you would like your letter writer to talk about
Summary of work/projects you did with your writer
Any other information you think they might need

Aside from mentioning the length of time you have known the person, you also need to mention your shared experiences with the person if there are any. This would give the recipient of the letter a clue as to how trustworthy your claims and recommendations are.

Here are some tips on preparing references, and some samples of reference letters and the types of information that may properly be released during a reference check.


* There has been a noticeable rise in lawsuits against employers and referral agencies for hiring and referring candidates who were unfit for their jobs and who also harmed innocent third parties. Sometimes, the basis of these negligent hiring and referral lawsuits is that the employer didn't do a complete reference check on the candidate or misrepresented the qualifications and characteristics of the candidate.
* Below are some tips to think about when preparing a reference letter.
* By adhering to the following tips, you will increase the chances of getting good letters of recommendation and ultimately securing the position you seek.



Reference Letter Template

I am writing to recommend Name for a position with the town of Wilfred. I have known Name since she was a child and she is a highly qualified candidate for a position in town government. He has lived in Wilfred for most of his life, he is involved in her local community, her church, and her children's schools.

He has established an outstanding rapport with store managers and owners. He ability to get work done through the service personnel has been outstanding. Name is highly respected by the people who work under his supervision, he is organized, thorough in her paperwork, and is always on time.

Name has shown her commitment to the town as a Member of the Board of Appeals, and as an active participant in many community endeavors.

Name’s resume clearly demonstrates her academic qualifications, which are outstanding. Beyond that, in my course she demonstrated a healthy approach to the subject matter. In a large class, her comments and questions always pointedly and helpfully relevant. She did not occupy class time unduly with her interests, but per word uttered in class, I can think of no student who contributed more to the success of the course.

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.

Examples Of Reference Letters