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Business Reference Letter

Business Reference Letter
There are many different types of correspondence  that you will receive in business including replying to and composing a Business Reference letter. This type of request is made to a person who is in a position to recommend another. It needs information about a person's experience, character, and dependability.

Business Reference Letter
A Business Reference Letter is important and requires a formal format using the correct wording and etiquette. Generally you will not know the recipient personally so the format, style and structure of a Business Reference letter is written in a formal style, applying the correct protocol and etiquette. Remember! When writing any references only make positive comments. If this is not possible do not make any comment other than referring to employment dates.

Letter Format

 

Sample Business Reference Letter Format
The sample format, wording and writing etiquette is all you need to enable you to write a professional Business Reference Letter using a standard format and the correct wording etiquette for these types of letters. The sample format provides a good example of how to write a Business Reference Letter that includes the proper way to start and close these types of letters and the proper salutation - a salutation is an official word for a polite expression of greeting.

How to write a Business Reference Letter - Format & Template
The following example provides the format and template with suggested wording designed to show you how to write a Business Reference Letter.

 

How to write a Business Reference Letter - Format & Template

Business Reference Letter FormatSample Wording and Etiquette

Letter Heading / Company logo

Address Details
Tel. Details
Fax Details
Email Address


Date

*Dear xxxx,

                  Re: Reference for Mr. John Smith

First Paragraph

Second and Subsequent Paragraphs

Closing Paragraph

Yours sincerely

Jean Brown

 

* If the name is unknown then address to 'To whom it may concern' or 'Dear Sir or Madam'


First Sample Paragraph

Thank you for your letter dated
________ requesting a business reference
for Mr. John Smith.

Main Body Paragraphs - Business Reference
I have known
John Smith in a professional capacity for over ___ years and would confirm that he currently holds the position of _______ in Zzedro Inc.

Optional Para: I would confirm that the his/her performance and attitude has been satisfactory / good / excellent during his employment.

Optional Para: I am confident that he will prove to be an asset to your company. 

Closing Sample Paragraphs
I trust that the information provided will be of help and assistance.

Sample Format & LayoutSample Wording Etiquette
 

How to write a Business Reference Letter - Watch the Video!
We have provided a short video on how to write a Business Reference Letter containing a simple step-by-step guide to writing letters using a professional format, etiquette and wording.

 

How to write a Business Reference Letter Video

 

How to write a
Business Reference Letter

Confronted with a task? Need to write a Business Reference Letter? Not sure where to start? Our Samples and Examples Help! Writing letters can sometimes be difficult or tricky. Our video sample provides a good example of how to write a Business Reference Letter and is designed to provide some inspiration to approaching this task. Save yourself some time and look at the video example with the correct format and layout to use when writing a Business Reference Letter.

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Business Reference Letter

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