To get a better idea of exactly what we're talking about when it comes to writing a "letter of reference", it's always helpful to have a few sample letters to look at.
However, before viewing the samples, it's also helpful to review the definition of a "letter of reference" so as to be clear on the differences between this type of letter and a "letter of recommendation". So, as is detailed on the main page of this Web site:
A "letter of reference" is more general in nature than a letter of recommendation, and IS NOT normally addressed to a specific requestor or targeted addressee. Typically, "letters of reference" are addressed as; "To Whom It May Concern" or "Dear Sir/Madam". Letters of reference can be: employment-related, college-related, character-related, or general, in nature.
Sample Letters of Reference
Below are three real-life sample template examples of typical letters of reference. Click on the thumbnail picture to see an enlarged version of the letter. These fully-formatted real-life templates are extracted from my ebook Instant Recommendation Letter Kit.
All 89 templates in Instant Recommendation Letter Kit are "actual" full-length, fully-formatted letters written by professionals to deal with real-life situations that one encounters in day-to-day personal and business life. (As opposed to software generated cut-and-paste, fill-in-the-blank, one-size-fits-all templates that most others offer).
Once you download the Kit's 89 templates into your word processing program you will be able to quickly and easily adapt any of them to fit your own situation in a matter of minutes by using the exclusive step-by-step "Template Adaptation Method" which is explained in the Kit.
Order Instant Recommendation Letter Kit here.
[Home] [Recommendations] [References] [About] [Contact]