Reference Letter Samples

The followings are some reference letter samples you are looking for; they are employee reference letter, employment reference letter, and personal reference letter samples. We also provide you with one personal letter template. Check a few tips to write reference letters before heading to the samples. 

How to Write Reference Letters

A reference letter is a letter written to positively describe somebody or an organization or a company so that the recipient will have more factual consideration in making decision related to the person or a company suggested in it. A reference  letter is usually written by former employer or supervisor or by somebody who really knows about the person or the company that is described.

A good reference letter should fulfill the following criteria :
  1. It should be honest.
  2. The letter should specifically describe the positive side and strength of the person or the company being referred.

Employee Reference Letter Samples

Employee Reference Letter Sample

Sampson’s Stationary
30 Silverstone Ave
Kamloops, BC V2A 8B1
Tel:250-429-0002

September 21, 2021

Mr. Ken Davis
Hanson’s Montessori School
15 Main St.
Kamloops, BC
V2A 7B5

Subject:  Reference For  Mr. Ben Wilson

Dear Mr. Robert Goddard:

In reply  to your reference letter  request on  Mr. Ben Wilson ,  we may advise you  that Mr. Ben Wilson  is one of our  most highly dedicated staff. While working in our company, he was  always carrying out his duties well. And, he  was  always  assisting  his subordinates in carrying out various activities of the office so that he succeeded in creating a harmonious working atmosphere. Besides, he   always appreciated  and respected  the customers.  As a result,  our customers  felt  satisfied with our services.


He resigned   from our company because of his own request  to develop his career. We  granted his request   because we realize that in our company, his career will not grow again.

Kindly inform us if you need more information regarding his performance.
Sincerely yours

Rick Ashley
Director


 

Employment Reference Letter Samples

 


Excellent Shopping
135 Church Street
PO BOX 123 Phoenix, AZ 85080


November 25, 2020

Ms. Carol Lester
Amazing Shopping Center
Chicago, IL 60560

Dear Ms. Carol Lester :

As her employer, I am happy to have the opportunity to give more information about Susan Doherty. She applied to your company for the position of sales representative. Up to now, she has worked here for ten years.

Susan could quickly develop her skills in selling. She also had extraordinary capability in building customer loyalty. Besides, she also received a lot of letters of appreciation from these people for her services.

I believe Susan would make an excellent contribution to the development of your business.

Sincerely yours,

Rachel Webster
President Director


Personal Reference Letter Samples

This reference letter is written by a friend or colleague who knows well the person he is writing about. It can be addressed to a definite person or to indefinite person. This letter will be reliable if the author is has strong authority in his social position.

Bruce Wellington
Information System Manager of ABC Corporations
No. 1 Central Street
Christchurch, New Zealand 12345
Phone 12345
bruce@mail.com

To Whom It May Concern

I am writing to give some information about Mr. Brad Dunedin. He and I have been friends for 10 years. Since he is applying for an information system manager position, I personally have at least three aspects to describe him regarding his future job.

Firstly, Mr. Dunedin is a personable, energetic and well-spoken person. People around him feel comfortable with his attitude. He never offends anyone in any way. Secondly, he was one of the best students in our university. He was such a hardworking student that he was always the first one to finish the school projects or homework. Besides, he also received a scholarship  from the government due to his high achievement. Finally, he has been successfully working for a lot of companies fixing the information system as a freelancer. 

To sum up, I am highly confident that Mr. Dunedin would make an excellent contribution to the development of any companies he will be working for.

Sincerely,

Danny Auckland

 


Personal Reference Letter Template

This reference letter template is designed to describe a friend. You can use it if you want to write about a person you know well in different aspects. 


[Your Name]
[Your Title]
[Street Address]
[City, Country Post Code]
[Phone Number]
[Your Email]

To Whom It May Concern

I am writing to give some information about [Your Friend’s Name].  He and I have been friends for [Number] years. Since he is applying for [Title] position, I personally have at least three aspects to describe him regarding his future job.

Firstly, [Mr./Mrs./Dr.] [Your Friend’s Last Name] is a [Your Friend’s Character] person. People around him feel comfortable with his attitude. He never offends anyone in any way. Secondly, [Describe your friend’s academic strength]. Besides, he also [Describe your friend’s strength]. Finally, he has been successfully working for [Describe your friend’s working experience]. 

To sum up, I am highly confident that [Mr./Mrs./Dr.] [Your Friend’s Last Name] would make an excellent contribution to the development of any companies he will be working for.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]


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