Reference Letter Samples From a Previous Employer
As an employer, you may be asked to write a reference letter for someone who worked for you in the past. Providing a reference letter from a previous employer can be beneficial during a job search, and if you feel that you can provide a positive endorsement, it’s a good idea to accept the request.
However, if you don’t believe that you can honestly recommend the person for the job, it is best to politely decline writing the reference letter.
I highly recommend Jane Doe as a candidate for employment. Jane was employed by ABC Company as an Administrative Assistant from 20XX to 20XX. Jane was responsible for office support, including word processing, scheduling appointments and creating brochures, newsletters, and other office literature.
Jane has excellent communication skills. In addition, she is extremely organized, reliable and computer literate. Jane can work independently and is able to follow through to ensure that the job gets done. She is flexible and willing to work on any project that is assigned to her. Jane was quick to volunteer to assist in other areas of company operations, as well.
Jane would be a tremendous asset for your company and has my highest recommendation. If you have any further questions with regard to her background or qualifications, please do not hesitate to call me.
Sample Email Reference Letter from an Employer
Subject: Maxwell Jones Reference
Dear Mr. Green,
I was pleased to hear that Maxwell Jones has applied for the position of sales manager with XYZ Enterprises. Max worked for me as a sales associate at CNE Inc., from 20XX to 20XX. He is a creative and dedicated salesman, who consistently surpassed his quotas, and had a very high customer rating.
Maxwell is a motivated employee, and an excellent leader. Although he was an associate in my department, he took the initiative to mentor new hires, and set a positive example for the team. I can enthusiastically recommend him for a management position.
If you have any questions, or would like any other information, please contact me.
Sales Director, CNE Inc.
When you're sending an email reference letter, list the person's name in the subject line of the message. Include your contact information in your signature, so it easy to get it touch with you for any questions or clarification.
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