Employment Reference Letter


Overview
This letter is used to inform a prospective employer that the sender has a favorable opinion of the job applicant's work performance at a former employer's place of business.    
Most prudent employers will not extend an offer of employment to anyone without checking references.  This letter can be used to inform the prospective employer about the job applicant's strengths and talents, and to advise of possible contributions the applicant may make if he or she is hired.  

When You Need It
-To inform a prospective employer about the applicant's credentials and attributes and suitability for the job in question.

Getting Started

You will need:
-The name of the person to whom the letter will be sent.
-The name of the employee and job description of the position previously held.
-The number of years you have worked with the individual and approximately how much time during employment you spent with him or her.
-Strengths of the employee in question.

When to Review and Revise
-To correct any information in the letter. 
-To address a new request for a former employee.