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

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