Letters for Reference Requests

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					This document contains several letters requesting information from references listed by
a job candidate. These letters are used by employers during the application process to
verify an applicant's information. This document includes a request for employment
reference, a request for professional reference, and a request for character reference.
Each of these letters are designed to elicit important information regarding the applicant
which will allow the employer to select the most suitable candidate for the position. This
document should be used by employers to contact an applicant's references.
                                                                        Instructions:

                                                                        1.    Text in Gray font throughout the letter
___[Date]                                                                    should be replaced with appropriate
                                                                             specific information, and the blanks
                                                                             and bracketed words deleted.
___[Addressee Name]                                                     2.   Once complete, highlight all text in the
___[Addressee Title]                                                         document and change the font color to
___[Addressee Company]                                                       black.
___[Applicant Address]                                                  3.   Delete this instructional text box.
___[Applicant City, State, Zip]

Re:       Request for Professional Reference for ___ [Candidate Name]

Dear ___[Applicant Honorific (Mr., Ms., Miss, Mrs.) and Last Name]:

___[Applicant Name] has applied to our company for the position of ___[Position Title], and has
named you as one of his/her professional references. This letter is a request for information
related to ___[Applicant Name]’s professional history with you.

We are requesting the following information related to ___[Applicant Name]:

         How long have you been professionally affiliated with candidate?

         In what capacity were you professionally affiliated?

         Do you currently maintain your professional affiliation?

         What are your observations of the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience and
          personality?

         Any other information pertinent to our consideration of this candidate.

Please contact me directly if you have questions related to this request, cannot provided some or
all of the requested information, or if you would prefer to relay your comments more personally
via telephone.

We appreciate your time and the information we are hoping to obtain from you.

Sincerely,



___[Name]
___[Title]
___[Department]

/___[Drafter and Typist Initials]

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PLACE ON YOUR COMPANY’S LETTERHEAD (DELETE THIS TEXT BOX)
                                                                          Instructions:

   ___[Date]                                                              4.    Text in Gray font throughout the letter
                                                                               should be replaced with appropriate
                                                                               specific information, and the blanks
   ___[Addressee Name]                                                         and bracketed words deleted.
   ___[Addressee Title]                                                   5.   Once complete, highlight all text in the
   ___[Addressee Company]                                                      document and change the font color to
   ___[Applicant Address]                                                      black.
                                                                          6.   Delete this instructional text box.
   ___[Applicant City, State, Zip]

   Re:   Request for Character Reference for ___ [Candidate
   Name]

   Dear ___[Applicant Honorific (Mr., Ms., Miss, Mrs.) and Last Name]:

   ___[Applicant Name] has applied to our company for the position of ___[Position Title], and has
   named you as a one of his/her character references. This letter is a request for information
   related to your observations of the attributes that would make ___[Applicant Name] a desirable
   employee for our organization.
   .
   We are requesting the following information related to ___[Applicant Name]:

         How long have you known the candidate?

         The capacity in which you know candidate.

         Do you continue to maintain a relationship?

         Your observations of the candidate related to skills, abilities, experience and level of
          professionalism.

         Character traits that you believe lend themselves to the position for which candidate is
          being considered.

         Any other information pertinent to our consideration of this candidate.

   Please contact me directly if you have questions related to this request, cannot provided some or
   all of the requested information, or if you would prefer to relay your comments more personally
   via telephone.

   We appreciate your time and the information we are hoping to obtain from you.

   Sincerely,

   ___[Name]
   ___[Title]
   ___[Department]
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/___[Drafter and Typist Initials]

cc: ___ [Name and Title of Persons Copied (if none, delete this line)]




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DOCUMENT INFO
Description: This document contains several letters requesting information from references listed by a job candidate. These letters are used by employers during the application process to verify an applicant's information. This document includes a request for employment reference, a request for professional reference, and a request for character reference. Each of these letters are designed to elicit important information regarding the applicant which will allow the employer to select the most suitable candidate for the position. This document should be used by employers to contact an applicant's references.
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