How to write a reference letter for a job. A reference letter is a letter written by an employer, a relative or well respected person in the favor of another person who requires a recommendation for an employment offer. A reference letter may be written by a previous colleague or a previous employer.
This article on how to write a reference letter for a job includes a format for which a reference letter can be written. The bold text in bracket should be replaced by personal information.
PURPOSE OF A REFERENCE LETTER
A reference letter is usually written to testify to a person or (occasionally) a company’s skills, character and/or achievements. Sometimes a reference letter is known as a “recommendation letter”.
It is a formal document, and should be typed and written in a serious and business-like style. people sell your qualities to potential employers through writing in form of a recommendation. the referee should know you well to tel a lot about your professional abilities.
WHO NEEDS A REFERENCE LETTER
- an applicant applying for a job
- a student applying for sponsorship and/or scholarships.
- a students seeking for data for project or thesis work
- Companies may use reference letters as testimonies to their trustworthiness and ability to carry out a job well.
- Prospective tenants may need to provide their landlord with a reference letter
HOW TO WRITE A REFERENCE LETTER FOR A JOB FORMAT
Below is a written format of how a reference letter should look like and the necessary information to include in a reference letter; which include name of the candidate, name of the referee and designation, address of the referee and also the candidate.
April 20, 2019
OBJECT: I HIGHLY RECOMMEND[NAME]
Dear [CONTACT NAME],
I am happy to recommend [NAME] for employment at your company.
I had the pleasure of working with [NAME] at [COMPANY] in [CITY] where [HE/SHE] was the [TITLE] of the [DIVISION]. [HE/SHE] was organized, efficient and willing to do whatever was needed to get a particular task accomplished. because there were often last-minute deadlines. [HE/SHE] cooperative attitude and good cheer were important and appreciated. although [HE/SHE] primary duties were [SPECIFY]. [HE/SHE] assumed some [SPECIFY] duties as well.[HE/SHE] is also a most dependable team player. [HE/SHE] good judgement and mature outlook ensure a logical and practical approach to [HIS/HER] endeavors. [NAME] would be an asset to any organization i am happy to give [HIM/HER] my whole hearted endorsement.
Because of [HIS/HER] ambition, unwavering professionalism and great commitment, [NAME] deserves serious consideration as a potential employee and i recommend [HIM/HER] highly.
Sincerely,[YOURNAME] [YOURTITLE] [YOURPHONE AND DEMAIL]
Read on for guide on how you can fill-up and use the template provided here
Dear [CONTACT NAME] this should be replaced by the name of the employer, or the human resource person which follows a comma.
I am happy to recommend [NAME] for employment at your company; this should be replaced by the name of the person seeking the job. In this paragraph, a brief information about the job seeker, most especially the indicate the position he/she applied for.
In the next paragraph which is the body of the letter, should elaborate on the information provided above.[NAME] should be replaced by the name of the job seeker. [COMPANY] should be replaced by the name of the company you worked with.
The body of the format provided contains two paragraphs. However, as applicable more than two paragraphs can be written.
The concluding part of the recommendation letter should be written as thus provided in the sample,
NOTE the letter should be written with the official letter head of the company where the person writing the recommendation works.
It is written in form of a formal letter and it contains the address, the salutation, the introduction and the conclusion.