Sample Employment Reference Letter Format

Sample Employment Reference Letter Format

[An Employment Reference Letter provides proof of the candidate’s suitability for the job opportunity. It is simply an evaluation of the characteristics and professionalism of the employee for the future job/workplace. Here briefly focus on sample Employment Reference Letter Format. In the letter, mention explicit examples of ways in which the employee demonstrated various skills. Request the former employee for a copy of his or her CV, so that you can speak to the employee’s experience. Also, state that you think this person is a strong candidate, especially in the beginning and towards the end of the letter. You can make any change to the below application as per your needs.]


Sender/Your name…

Job Designation and Department name…

Date: DD/MM/YY (Date on Which Letter is Written)


Receiver’s name

Job Designation and Department name…

Subject: An Employment Reference Letter for a former employee.

Dear (Sir or Madam),

I would like to recommend (Name of the candidate) without reservation, as a candidate for a position (Mention the position if you have access to it) with your organization. (Describe in your words). As a (Job position) for (Name of the organization), (Name of the candidate) has reported to me for the last (***) years from (Duration of employment). (Describe all about the situation).

He/she was responsible for the preparation of monthly financial statements and monthly financial reports. (Describe the job description). S/he assisted with tax computations, returns, budget, and forecasts. Also, he/she also helped administer the payroll and coordinate the audit process.

(Name of the candidate) performed all these tasks competently and with enthusiasm. He/she has demonstrated the ability to work under pressure and to plan as well as organize successfully to meet tight deadlines. (Describe job performances). His/her close attention to detail has resulted in careful and accurate work. His/her strong interpersonal and communication skills have allowed him/her to develop good working relationships with both his/her colleagues and management. (Describe skills and achievements)

(Name of the candidate) was a great asset to this company, and I highly recommend him/her for any endeavor he/she chooses to pursue. (Cordially describe your greetings and recommendation). Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me on my email id (Email id of the writer).

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

Name and Signature…

Job Designation and Department name…

Company name and address…