Solicited Letter of Reference: Excellent Employee
[DATE, ex. Wednesday, June 11, 1998]
[NAME, COMPANY AND ADDRESS, ex.
1234 First Street
Anycity, Anystate 85245]
Dear [NAME, ex. John Smith],
It is indeed my pleasure to provide you with a reference regarding [NAME, ex. James Johnson].
As [YOUR POSITION, ex. Vice President] of [FIRM NAME, ex. PowerAccount Limited], I have known [NAME, ex. James] for [DURATION, ex. the past four years], during which time [he/she] was our [POSITION, ex. northern division sales manager]. [STATE EX-EMPLOYEE’S RESPONSIBILITIES, ex. His responsibilities involved setting and meeting sales goals, developing sales and marketing strategies as well as managing a staff of over 50 personnel.]
[STATE EX-EMPLOYEE’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND SKILLS WITH EXAMPLES, ex. John’s division was consistently outperforming all other divisions. Since he started working for us four years ago, we have seen his division’s sales increase threefold. You will thus understand when I state that he is an exceptional salesperson. He is also extremely good with people and he knows how to motivate them. Accordingly, his managerial skills are outstanding. I also found his work to be prompt, deliberate and the product of extraordinary analytical skills.]
I do not hesitate, thus, to give [NAME, ex. John] my highest recommendation. We were certainly displeased to lose him [STATE REASON, ex. as he relocated to Boston for new opportunities]. I’m certain he will be a valuable asset to your firm.
[YOUR NAME, ex. Jill Jones]