Sample Reference Letters For Beginners

Sample Reference Letters

Letters of recommendation from employers may contain some or all of the following:

* Previous positions held in the company
* Summary of job responsibilities
* Strengths, skills, and talents
* Initiative, dedication, integrity, reliability, etc.
* Ability to work with a team
* Ability to work independently

If you have any questions or concerns about the reference letter you've drafted, ask co-workers or friends to give the draft a once over. There might be things about the person you've overlooked that they can point out, too. A second set of eyes on a reference letter can really help, especially if the eyes belong to a person who knows the job candidate, as well.

When preparing a reference letter, there are many things to think about. Here are some tips for you to get started.

* Here are some quick tips to help you write a reference or recommendation letter for a friend, co-worker or employee.
* Here are a few practical letter writing tips and strategies to help you when writing that next letter.
* Below are some tips to think about when preparing a reference letter.


Reference Letter Template

I have known Name for two years in my capacity as a teacher at Cougar School. Name took English from me and earned superior grades in those classes. Based on Name grades, attendance and class participation, I'd rate Name academic performance in my class as superior.

She has also been my riding student, and assisted me with the many tasks required to run a thorough bred breeding facility. She has spent several summers working on the farm, as well as time during school vacations, after school, and weekends.

Name was an asset to the hospital. He was always cheerful and willing to assist with any task. In addition, Name was motivated and interested in learning.

Name has a number of strengths to offer an employer. Name is always interested in supporting others. For example, this year when we worked on our class community service project, Name was helpful to me in collecting and organizing the programs here in Wilfred.

In summary, I believe that Name would be an excellent choice for the position. He has demonstrated a high level of competence and exhibits a temperament that ideally suits him for the position he seeks. I recommend him to you without reservation.

Sample Reference Letters