What is a reference letter? Find out how to write references, Find personal or a professional reference letter samples for jobs  and Employment.


A reference letter is a document where a writer accesses a candidate’s skills, knowledge and other related characteristics. It is more of a general nature and therefore often starts with the line ”To whom it may concern.” Any candidate while applying for a job interview, has to submit reference letters to support his or her application.

What is a professional reference letter?

A professional reference letter is any recommendation for the candidate from his client, colleague, vendor or even former employer.

How to make a good reference letter?

A  good reference letter should include a paragraph on how the writer knows the candidate, the duration of their professional relationship and the evaluation of the skills of the candidate

Is it possible for friends to write a general reference letter?

Yes, anybody including your friends can write a general reference letter as they know about into your achievements better than others.

Is there a difference between a reference letter for a job and a recommendation letter?

A reference letter for a job differs from a recommendation letter as the latter is specifically addressed to an individual, while recommending the candidate for a job.


Find below employment reference letter samples such as reference letter for a job, reference letter format and more:


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Personal Reference Letter

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Date: _________


To whom so ever it may concern


I confirm that I have known (name _________) for (number of months / years) ______________. (State relationship − social, business, working together in some other capacity, club, activity, project, etc) I have found (him/her) to be dependable, reliable, hard-working, honest, peace−loving, polite.  He/she always try to be as helpful as possible and I think will fit into the requirement what was advertised and you will find in terms of satisfying concerns, or seeing evidence of relevant required skills or characteristics.

I´m happy to provide further information if required. (Optional)


Yours Faithfully,



Name of the referee



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Employment Reference Letter

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To Whom It May Concern


I highly recommend (Name of the concerned person) ____________ as a candidate for employment. (Name of the person) ____________ was employed by Company Name as an (Designation) __________ from tenure (_______). He/She was taking care of office bolster including word handling, even he/she was booking arrangements and making leaflets, pamphlets, and other office writing.

He / She has excellent communication skills. In addition, He / She is extremely organized, reliable and computer literate. He / She can work independently and is able to follow through to ensure that the job gets done. He / She is flexible and willing to work on any project that is assigned to him / her. He / She is quick to volunteer to assist in other areas of company operations, as well.

On the off chance that you require any data with respect to his/her experience or capabilities, if it's not too much trouble allowed to call me whenever.

If you need any information regarding his/her background or qualifications, please free to call me anytime.





Name of the referee


Organization Name________________






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Work Reference Letter for Job

Sample Template


 Date: _________



Name of the Manager

Designation _____________

Company Name

Subject: Work reference for Job


I am writing you this letter as a letter of recommendation for a Mr. D Sari who wishes to apply for an opening within your company in Mumbai that he found on the Internet.

Mr. Sari has worked for my company for the last five years as a technical assistant, and he wishes to leave his current position as family business is forcing him to relocate to Mumbai.

I would highly recommend that you consider Mr. sari for an opening in your company, he is a very loyal and dedicated member of staff, and one who will be missed on his departure next month.

I wish to thank you in advance for your time and consideration in offering an opening like this to Mr. Sari.


Yours Faithfully,



Name with Designation

Contact Details



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