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Character Reference

Character Reference
A character reference is request is made to a person who is in a position to recommend another. The person who writes a character reference letter must be able to attest to the personality, abilities, temperament, dependability  and disposition of a person. This type of request is made to a person who is in a position to recommend another usually for a new job. It is a testimonial from an employer or someone who knows the person testifying to the fact that they are of good character.

Character Reference
A Character 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 Character Reference letter is applied in a formal style. Remember! When writing any references only make positive comments or just refer to dates.

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Sample Character Reference Format
The sample format, wording and writing etiquette is all you need to enable you to write a professional and acceptable Character Reference letter using a standard format and the correct wording etiquette for these types of letters.

Character Reference letter Content
A character reference letter does not have to be full and comprehensive. The obligation is merely to provide a true, accurate and fair reference that does not give a misleading impression. The sample format provides a good example of how to write a Character Reference letter that includes the proper way to start and close these types of letters and the proper salutation. It should include information about the person's personality, talents, skills and personal ethics. The purpose is to confirm that you have personal knowledge of the person that indicates that they have an upstanding character and that you are willing to recommend them to the person you are writing to. A character reference letter is usually requested by a prospective employer but requests may also be made by a court or a judge. These are extremely serious testimonial requests and we suggest you refer to Character Reference letter for Court.

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

 

How to write a Character Reference Letter - Format & Template

Character Testimonial Letter FormatSample Wording and Etiquette

Address Details
Tel. Details
Fax Details
Email Address

Date

To Whom it may Concern

Dear Sir or Madam,
                                  Reference for
Mr. John Smith

First Paragraph


Second and Subsequent Paragraphs


Closing Paragraph

Yours faithfully,


Jean Brown


First Sample Paragraph

I am writing this letter as a personal reference
for Mr. John Smith.

Main Body Paragraph - Personal Reference
I have known
John Smith in a social capacity for over ___ years and have found him to be honest, reliable, hard working, conscientious and courteous.

Closing Sample Paragraphs
I trust that the information provided will be of assistance and will be happy to provide further information, if required.

Sample Format & LayoutSample Wording Etiquette
 

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

 

How to write a Character Reference Letter Video

 

How to write a
Character Reference Letter

Confronted with a task? Need to write a Character 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 Character Reference 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 Character Reference letter.

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Character Reference Letter

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