Employment Reference Letter

Employment Reference Letter


An employment reference letter is usually written by a previous employer or higher authority who can testify to your character and performance at work. After an employee resigns from a company, it is important for him to join some other company which he might find better than the previous one.

For him to get a job in that company easily, he needs to show a reference or recommendation letter which the previous company writes in favor of the resigning employee. This information is written for the benefit of the new company who may want such references before hiring you.

The contents of the letter should be favorable to you to impress the hiring company. You should resign the company in favorable terms so that the company is willing to write a good and impressive reference letter for you. The letter should be written in the correct format because this letter will play and important part in your employment. Also, this letter should be error-free so as to not put a negative impression on the reader.

Sample Letter:

Sample employment reference letter for new company is given below:


Betty M. Dow

Beautiful Florist

4051 Long Street
Gainesville, FL 32653



Turner Management Services

2581 Ross Street
Kingston, ON K7L 4V4

To Whom It May Concern

RE: Reference for Ms. Sarah Cummings

I am writing to attest that Ms. Sarah Cummings has been an active employee of Beautiful Florist since her high school days. She has been employed on a part-time basis since grade twelve as she desired to support her family while she studies.

Ms. Cummings is a very responsible employee who is punctual, if not early, to work. She has no hesitation in staying late when work is required of her, and she is always willing to go the extra mile to her employment. Her creativity and friendly nature have been well received by her customers who praise her for her good service and manners.

As Ms. Cummings graduates from University and seeks permanent employment, I have no doubt that she will be an asset to any company taking her.

I wish Sarah the best of success in her future undertakings.


Mrs. Betty Dow


Beautiful Florist


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