Writing a Reference Letter (With Examples)

By Ali Hale

At some point in life, you’re almost certainly going to have to write a reference letter for someone. It might be a former employee or student, or even a family friend. Here’s what you need to know about the purpose of reference letters and how to write the most effective letter possible.

Note: I will be using “candidate” to refer to the person who the reference letter is about, “you” to refer to the person writing the reference letter, and “recipient” to refer to the person receiving the letter. I’ll emphasise here, though, that reference letters are not only for job or academic “candidates”, it’s just a handy term to use to keep this article straightforward!

What is a reference letter and when are they used?

A reference letter is usually written to testify to a person or (occasionally) a company’s skills, character and/or achievements. Sometimes a reference letter is known as a “recommendation letter”. It is a formal document, and should be typed and written in a serious and business-like style.

Reference letters are used in a wide variety of situations; there is no definitive list that covers all possible scenarios. The most common examples are:

  • When a candidate applies for a job, they may need a reference to support their application.
  • If an interviewee is given a job offer, they may need to supply a reference letter before the contract can be signed.
  • A student applying for an academic course often requires a reference letter to support their application.
  • A student applying for funding will often need to supply reference letters.
  • Companies may use reference letters as testimonies to their trustworthiness and ability to carry out a job well.
  • Prospective tenants may need to provide their landlord with a reference letter, testifying to their good financial status. (This could be from a prior landlord or from a current employer.)

Who should write a reference letter?

If you are approached and asked to write a reference letter for a job candidate, a student or a company, consider whether you can legitimately do so. A reference letter is a formal document, and it is crucial that you do not lie or fudge the truth in it, or there could be legal repercussions. If someone wants a reference letter from you:

  • The candidate should be someone you know reasonably well. For example, you cannot provide any authoritative comment on the academic ability of a student who’s only been attending your lectures for a week.
  • You should know the candidate in a capacity which gives you the ability to write a meaningful reference. For example, if you have worked with the person, it would be appropriate for you to write a reference letter to a prospective employer for them.
  • You should be able to provide an honest and positive reference. If you truly feel that the candidate has no good qualities for you to emphasis, or if you have had a personality clash with them in the past, you should tell them to seek a reference letter from someone else.

What goes into a reference letter?

The exact structure of a reference letter will differ slightly depending on the type of reference it is, but this is a good basic outline:

  1. Start using the business letter format: put the recipient’s name and address, if known, and address them as “Dear [name]”. If the recipient is currently unknown (this would be likely on an academic application, for instance), then use “Dear Sir/Madam” or “To whom it may concern”.
  2. It is often helpful to introduce yourself in the first couple of lines of your letter. The recipient will not need your life history: just give a brief sentence or two explaining your position and your relationship to the candidate.
  3. Your next paragraph should confirm any facts which you know the candidate will be supplying along with your letter. For example, if you are writing a reference for a job applicant, some or all of these details may be appropriate:
    • The person’s job title, and role within the company.
    • The person’s leaving salary when they were last employed by you (or your organisation).
    • The dates which the person was employed from and until.

    If you are writing a reference letter for an academic course, you will need to confirm the person’s academic grades.

  4. In your third paragraph, you should provide your judgement upon the candidate’s skills and qualities. It is often appropriate to state that you would gladly re-employ them, or that their contributions to your college class were highly valued. Single out any exceptional qualities that the candidate has – perhaps their drive and enthusiasm, their attention to detail, or their ability to lead.
  5. Where possible, use your fourth paragraph to give a couple of concrete examples of times when the candidate excelled. (You may want to ask the candidate to tell you about any extra-curricular projects they’ve been involved in, or invite them to highlight anything they’d particularly like you to include in the reference letter.)
  6. Close your letter on a positive note, and if you are willing to receive further correspondence about the candidate’s application, make this clear. Include your contact details too.
  7. As with any business letter, you should end appropriately; “Yours sincerely” when you are writing to a named recipient, and “Yours faithfully” when you do not know who will be receiving the letter.

Things to avoid

Make sure that you avoid:

  • Mentioning any weaknesses the candidate has.
  • Saying anything that could be construed as libel.
  • Writing in an informal manner: keep the letter business-like. Jokes, slang and casual language are not appropriate and may harm the candidate’s chances.
  • Including personal information not relevant to the application. Mentioning the candidate’s race, political stance, religion, nationality, marital status, age or health is usually inappropriate.
  • Spelling mistakes, sloppy writing or typos: this letter is hugely important to the candidate, and you should take care to make it look professional.

Reference Letter Examples

There are a number of good templates for reference letters available on Business Balls. I’ve included one below, which would be appropriate for a general-purpose reference – if you were writing a reference in your capacity as the candidate’s former employer, you would need to include more specific details:

Date

To whom it may concern

I confirm that I have known (name) for (number) years.

(State relationship – social, business, working together in some other capacity, club, activity, project, etc.)

At all times I have found (name/him/her) to be (state characteristics – eg, dependable, reliable, hard-working, conscientious, honest, peace-loving, courteous, etc – to be as helpful as possible think about what the reader will most prefer to see, 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, etc.

You can find examples of full reference letters on About.com’s “job searching” section. They list letters appropriate for a variety of different situations: here’s one from a previous employer in support of a job candidate:

To Whom it May Concern:

I highly recommend Jane Doe as a candidate for employment. Jane was employed by Company Name as an Administrative Assistant from 2002 – 2005. Jane was responsible for office support including word processing, scheduling appointments and creating brochures, newsletters, and other office literature.

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

Jane 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.

Sincerely,

John Smith
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If you are still unsure what best to include in the reference letter, imagine yourself in the position of the candidate’s prospective employer, or of the panel reading his/her academic application. What information would they need to know? What qualities would they like their candidates to have? Obviously, you should never lie or mislead in a reference letter, but you should try to focus on areas which will give the recipient the most useful information possible about the candidate.

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114 Responses to “Writing a Reference Letter (With Examples)”

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  • Brian

    Not to be nitpicky, but throughout the course of the article, you followed up a single subject (“candidate”) with a plural (possessive) pronoun (“they” or “their”) when it should be “his or “her.” I know that the repetitiveness of typing/saying “his or her” can be bothersome, but on a site to help promote correct grammar usage, we ought to use it in the articles.

    Another way around this is to inform the reader at the beginning of the article that you’ll be referring to the “candidate” as a masculine individual and use “his” or “him” to cut down on the amount of pronouns that need to be thrown in.

    All in all, this article and the site in general are all great reads for someone who is, without a doubt, in the Grammar Nazi class.

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  • Jimmie G.

    In your introduction you use the period and the comma (once each) outside the quotation marks. In just about every related article on this site, the rule for American usage is stated as having the comma and the period within the quotation marks.
    I am the grammarian about whom your mother warned you.
    Jimmie G.

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    First Sample Paragraph
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    Main Para – Professional Recommendation
    I have known John Smith in a professional capacity, as his manager, for over ___ years and have found him to be honest, reliable, dedicated, conscientious and an excellent member of my team.

    Main Body Para – Personal Recommendation
    I have known John Smith in a social capacity for over ___ years and have found him to be honest, reliable, hard working, conscientious and courteous.

    Closing Sample Paragraphs
    I trust that the information provided will be of assistance and will be happy to provide further information about John, if required Please just give me a call .

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    One of my requirements in Canada?

    Looking forward to hear from you

  • Chris

    To Jimmie G: On December 3, 2010 4:24 pm, you wrote:

    [start quote] In your introduction you use the period and the comma (once each) outside the quotation marks. In just about every related article on this site, the rule for American usage is stated as having the comma and the period within the quotation marks. [end quote]

    As you noted, Jimmie, that is the rule for American usage. However, clues in this article reveal the writer was not necessarily writing first and foremost to Americans … e.g. spelling: “organisation” vs organization (American spelling). Related, non-American practice is to put the period outside the ending quotation marks. This is something I learned when I left the good ol’ USofA for a couple years’ work in Europe.

  • Jimmie G.

    Chris, you are right. I should have picked up “organisation” and “Yours faithfully” as non-U.S. standard.
    I also liked Brian’s comment about a single subject followed by plural possessive pronoun.
    One other bug: use of the slash mark. Easy to do, but not proper in my book.
    “I am the grammarian about whom your mother warned you.”

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    Sir or madam,
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    Secondly, Grammer Nazies are welcome as they can do nothing except improve the quality of the texts involved. The only qualm I have in this is that the correvtions need to be corroborated (sp?) with another referred opinion other than the”experts”.
    Thirdly, the persons asking for your help. Do you gently break the news to them that they NEED to get more lessons in the English usages ?
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    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am applying for an international scholarship degree where an academic reference letter is required in the field of Communication Enginerring . Msc program

    Would you please help me in sending a sample academic reference letter in order to apply for my scholarship?

    Thanks and hope to hear soon from you

  • rose cosio

    i am about to form a group/team in school for the purpose of preventing the dropout student to my co- worker and in community heads can you help me make a referral letter to present…and also a referral letter on how can i refer the student to the guidance couselor due to misbehave..

  • Christine

    I came across your website by chance, I went through most of the request sent to you and I feel I should say thank you very much for helping those people. Well done for the good job.

  • AKINMOYE

    Come to think of this.I think this forum is a solution to my issue and other fellows too.Thumbs up for creating avenue to solving peoples’ problem.I most sincerely appreciate you at least for myself

  • Lawal

    Why most of your letter long and not brief for simplicity as it is in most organisation?

  • Avtar

    Hi There,

    I am on work permit visa and now going to apply for residency. I got work permit visa on marriage basis and living with parents in law. I need supporting letter from parents in low for futher process.

    Plz suggest me.

    Avtar

  • mwajuma mntangi

    I would like to inform my employer that I get an opportunity to joing with university. So I need an authorization to be released to attend a shortime class. I course is for company benefit and myself.

  • Yulia

    Hi!
    I am applying for an international scholarship degree where an academic reference letter is required in the field of International Marketing.

    Would you please help me in sending a sample academic reference letter in order to apply for my scholarship?

    Thanks.

  • Faith Clemson

    I want to apply for d training as a nurse,can u draft an application letter for me plsssss help,i need to sumit it 2mrw.

  • Sue Ostrander

    Under “What goes into a reference letter”, #4, please spell judgment correctly!

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