Monday, 29 October 2012

Character Reference Letter Format

A letter of character reference is a letter that’s purpose is to provide a potential employer or anyone in a similar situation a testimonial as to the subject’s character. By writing a letter of character reference, the writer is stating their relationship with the subject and vouching for their positive qualities as a person.

Tips for writing a letter of character reference:

- Be honest – don’t lie just to make your friend sound good

- Don’t be overly complimentary – if you speak too highly of the person you are writing for, it may seem suspicious or unbelievable

Sample letter of character reference

Jane R. Adams

3217 Penn Street
New Haven, MO 63066

Dear Jane,

I have had a professional relationship with Joey Barman for the past 3 years. We have worked in many capacities together, including, but not limited to: shop forman, scheduling manager and chief supervisor.

For the whole time that Joey and I have worked together, he has demonstrated incredible leadership quality, always showed respect for his employees, was never late for work, or presented a bad attitude.

I think that Joey would be an excellent candidate for whatever job you have in mind.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at xxx-xxx-xxxx.


Johnny Clayman

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Job Acceptance Letter Format

A letter of job acceptance is a response to a letter of job offer. It’s purpose is to accept the terms of a job offer. Usually, the letter of job acceptance is quite short and does not include much detail. Usually, details will be discussed over the phone or in person, so this letter is more of a formality than anything. But, it is always important to accept a job offer in written form.

Sample letter of job acceptance

Portage Road Bakery

772 Seth Street
Abilene, TX 79601

Dear Henry

I am very pleased that I was chosen to fill the position of head baker at Portage Road Bakery! It is a great honor to be chosen as a member of this great family business.

I am writing to inform you that I will be vacating my current position at my current employer and will be available to start my new position on Monday, July 16th, 2009. Therefore, I formally accept the position of head baker!

Thanks again for choosing me to be a part of your business, and I hope to build many new relationships and be as productive as I can working with you!


David Franklin

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Sample Farewell Letter Format

Dear Colleagues:

As some of you may already be aware, I will be leaving my job at Acme Corp shortly. My last day will be next Friday. I have come across a new opportunity that I could just not pass up.

I would like to thank all of you for your support during my tenure here at Acme Corp. I have learned a great deal here and will definetly miss all of you. I especially enjoyed the afternoon talks by the water cooler.

I would love to keep in touch with you; I can reach me at my personal e-mail address at


Roger Williamson
Senior Compliance Analyst