Letter of Reference

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What is an example of a professional reference?

Great performance, work, and effort deserve to be rewarded! If you want to send a Recommendation Letter for a previous colleague, worker, etc to someone, we recommend that you check out this sample Recommendation Letter. This Recommendation Letter will capture your recipient's attention for sure!

Professional letter of recommendation:

  • To Whom It May Concern, / Dear Mr., Mrs.,
  • Dear Mr./Mrs. {{Name}} Prospective Employer,
  • I have known {{Name}} through him/her work experience with our firm during the past summer, when he/she served as an Auditor Intern in our {{Location}} office.
  • {{Name}} became immediately involved in the annual audit of {{Company}}, conducting much of the accounting research required for the audit.
  • In addition to gathering the financial information, {{Name}} was instrumental in the development of the final certification report. 
  • {{Name}} also participated in several other smaller audits, including her instrumental role in the quarterly audit of {{organization}}, where she developed several Excel macros to audit the inputs. 
  • He/She later further developed these macros for use in future audits, which we have integrated into our Auditors Toolkit.
  • {{Name}} has shown the kind of initiative which is necessary to be successful over the long-term in the public accounting field. 
  • He/She has excellent forensic accounting skills yet remains focused on the overall needs of the client. 
  • I believe he/she will be a strong Auditor and has an excellent future in the public accounting field.
  • He/She is a conscientious worker and has an excellent work ethic.
  • We would gladly have hired {{Name}} upon graduation if he/she were open to working in the {{Location}} area.
  • I recommend {{Name}} to you without reservation. 
  • If you have any further questions regarding his/her background or qualifications, please do not hesitate to call me.
  • Best Regards, / Yours sincerely,

There are a few basic requirements for a strong recommendation letter, such as the following:

  • Structured and written to highlight the person's strengths;
  • Immediately clear about the purpose and position the person is seeking;
  • Expands upon their resume; do not repeat it verbatim in your reference letter as well;
  • Include an appealing anecdote, to further explain the personality of the person you recommend;
  • Brief, preferably one page in length;
  • Limited to 3-4 paragraphs and 1 page;
  • Clean, error-free, and easy to read;
  • Using common business letter format;
  • No copying of exact words/phrases from sample letters without checking the context;
  • Uses the correct name of the organization;
  • Enthusiastic! Show off the character and personality of the person.

The right stimulation will help you to achieve mutual goals faster and will benefit your results! After downloading this sample letter and filling in the blanks, you can easily customize the style, typography, details, and appearance of your Recommendation Letter.

Download this Reference Letter template now and send it out today! 

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