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Personal Reference Letter

Personal Reference Letter
There are many different types of correspondence  that you will receive in business including replying to and composing a Personal Reference Letter.

This type of request is made to a person who is in a position to recommend another. It needs information about another person's experience, personality, work ethics, character, and dependability. Remember! When writing any references only make positive comments or just refer to dates.

Personal Reference Letter
A Personal Reference Letter is important and requires a formal format using the correct wording and etiquette. Often you will not know the recipient personally so the format, style and structure of a Personal Reference Letter is applied in a formal style and etiquette that is applicable to all recipients.

Letter Format

 

Sample Personal Reference Letter Format
The sample format, wording and writing etiquette is all you need to enable you to write a professional and credible testimonial 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 Personal 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. References do 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.

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

 

How to write a Personal Reference Letter - Format & Template

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

 

How to write a Personal Reference Letter Video

 

How to write a Personal Reference Letter

Confronted with a task? Need to write a Personal 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 Personal 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 Personal Reference Letter.

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Personal Reference Letter

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