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Sample Character Reference Letter

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A character reference letter, also known as a personal reference letter, is a document written by a contact of a candidate for a job, school, or admission to any organization. A character reference does not cover the candidate’s professional capabilities, because, by definition, a character reference has no knowledge of the candidate’s on-the-job hard skills.

How to write a character reference letter for employment?

Here are a few things you should always mention in a character reference letter:

  • Always include positive attributes about the person who is being addressed. Mention at least two.
  • The letter should be recently dated. An outdated reference letter will not meet its requirements.
  • Mention the referee’s names and addresses. This is a letter written by a person who knows you well or you share certain experiences.
  • Should be short and to the point. The writer should not include any irrelevant content that cannot sell you to a company or present great openings.
  • It should be professionally presented. A poorly written and presented reference letter will do more harm than good.
  • If writing on behalf of a company, ensure you are acting in your authority embracing the official letterhead. If not authorized; which is rare, write one in a personal capacity on your personal letterhead.
  • Always keep in mind the saying “if you cannot say anything good, do not say anything”. Any praise on the subject relies on your own personal feelings.

Honesty and integrity character reference example for employment:

To Whom it May Concern: 

I highly recommend {{Name}} as a candidate for employment. {{Name}} was employed by {{Company Name}} as an {{Job description}} from {{Year}} to {{Year)). {{Name}} was responsible for office support including word processing, scheduling appointments and creating brochures, newsletters, and other office literature. 

{{Name}} has excellent communication skills. In addition, he/she is extremely organized, reliable, and computer literate. {{Name}} can work independently and is able to follow through to ensure that the job is done. He/she is flexible and willing to work on any project that is assigned to her. 

{{Name}} was quick to volunteer to assist in other areas of company operations, as well. 

{{Name}} 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. 

Yours sincerely,

After downloading this sample character reference example for employment letter and filling in the blanks, you can easily customize the style, typography, details, and appearance of your Sample character reference letter. If this isn't the right letter that you are looking for, then certainly take a look at the other letters that has to offer. We have many letters ranging from cover letters to business letters and thank you notes.

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Maureen Huta(11/3/2022)

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laina Chase(4/14/2022)

simple and easy and professional

Zofia Jacobson(7/13/2021) - USA

Thank you for the letter!!

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