Reference Letter

Reference Letter :

A Letter of Recommendation is also known as a Reference Letter or a Character Reference Letter. These terms are used interchangeably.

Almost everyone at some point in time will be asked to write a Reference Letter. Whether it's for an employee, a friend, or someone you've worked with, it is important to be prepared to write an effective Reference Letter.

If you are happy to write one for the person, then you should do the following.

1. Ask the person for a copy of their resume and a list of accomplishments. This is extremely helpful if you are not sure of what to say. If you know the person well, this will help you write a better letter.

2. Start the letter by describing how long you've known the person and in what capacity. Include dates of employment and details on how you've worked with (or known) the person. 3. Then describe the person's skills and performance and what makes them a good employee. Also include two or three outstanding attributes.

4. End the Letter of Recommendation by summarizing why you are recommending this person for employment. You may also want to provide a phone number or email address so employers can follow up if they have questions or want more information. It is also very important to say NO if you are not comfortable recommending the person. It is not in the person's best interest for you to write a bland endorsement. Employers will usually be able to read what you are not saying. Just tell the person you don't know him/her well enough to write a good letter. That way you don't hurt the person's feelings.

Here is a Sample letter of recommendation.


To Whom It May Concern

Wesley Wyndham-Pryce worked under my supervision as a Demonologist from February 1997 until April 1998. He was responsible for identifying the type of demons and its weaknesses, in addition to some clerical duties. During the course of his employment, Wesley proved himself to be an able employee and a hard worker.

I was quite impressed by his ability to complete all work assigned to him on time, if not before it was due. His work was always thorough and comprehensive. We sometimes allow our Demonologist to do some field work, but Wesley’s talents prompted us to assign him more pieces than the norm. His understanding of the occult is very good for someone this new to the line.

Overall, Wesley is a very conscientious and able employee. I certainly believe he has what it takes to make a good Demon Hunter someday, and I am sad to see him leave. I strongly recommend Wesley for any related position.



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