Reference letters 28Aug12
Guide to providing a Reference Letter
The preferred method for providing a reference for an employee is as a
contactable referee, that is, by listing the referee’s name and contact details in
the candidate’s resume. This enables a potential employer to validate a
candidate’s skills and abilities against the role they have applied for. If however,
a reference letter is requested this guide may be helpful in preparing a reference
If you are writing a personal letter of reference, include a salutation (Dear Mr.
January, Dear Ms. February, etc.). If you are writing a general letter, say "To
Whom it May Concern" or simply don't include a salutation.
The first paragraph of the reference letter template explains your connection to
the person you are recommending, including how you know them, and why you
are qualified to write a reference letter to recommend employment.
The second paragraph of the reference letter template c