This document provides a sample reference letter written by a former employer to a
candidate’s prospective employer. The letter describes the candidate’s past
responsibilities and further describes the candidate’s skills and proficiencies. This
template letter is intended to supply standard language and can be customized to fit the
needs of an individual seeking to write a letter of recommendation for another individual
that the writer knows and has worked with.
Sample Reference Letter from an Employer
Date: ________ ____, 20___
To Whom It May Concern:
I highly recommend _________ as a candidate for employment. _______ was employed by
[Company Name] as an [Title] from [Start date] – [End date]. ________ was responsible for
office support including word processing, scheduling appointments and creating brochures,
newsletters, and other office literature. (Include other tasks done by employee)
______ has excellent communication skills. In addition, she is extremely organized, reliable and
computer literate. She/he can work independently and is able to follow through to ensure that the
job gets done. She/he is flexible and willing to work on any project that is assigned to her/him.
_______ was quick to volunteer to assist in other areas of company operations, as well.
________ would be a tremendous asset for your company and has my highest recommendation.
If you have any further questions with regard to her/his background or qualifications, please do
not hesitate to call me.
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