Sample Letter of Reference

In this letter of reference, also known as a recommendation letter, the referee Penny Farthing of A.N.Y. Company assesses the character and capabilities of former employee James Blond and recommends him to potential future employers.

A.N.Y. Company Ltd
69 Any Street, Anyville, Anystate
Tel: 0123456789

4 November 20--

To Whom It May Concern:

Reference for Mr James Blond

James Blond joined the A.N.Y. Company in July 1998. Since then he has proved to be a most reliable and effective member of the sales team.

James is professional and efficient in his approach to work and very well-liked by his colleagues and executive clients. He is well-presented and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

His contribution to all areas of company activity in which he has been involved have been much appreciated.

I believe that James will make a valuable addition to any organization that he may join. We deeply regret his decision to move on and I recommend him without hesitation.

I would gladly answer any request for further information.


Penny Farthing

Penny Farthing
Managing Director

Useful vocabulary: approach, attitude, conscientous, contribution, dependable, effective, efficient, hard-working, highly-skilled, initiative, professional, punctual, reliable, respected, supportive, versatile, well-liked