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Reference Letter Writer

Aim: This page contains a program to help you to write a reference letter. Click here to see an example reference produced by this program.

Instructions: Read the information and fill in the boxes below. At the bottom of the page you will see the reference letter, which will increase in length and completeness as you select more options and fill in more details.

Referees address, line 1:
Referees address, line 2:
Referees address, line 3:
Referees address, line 4:
Referees address, line 5: [See letter]

Title and name of the person requesting the reference (if known): e.g. Ms Grace Wong Mei Ting
Job title of the person requesting the reference (if known): e.g. 
Requesters address, line 1: e.g. Name of his/her organisation
Requesters address, line 2:
Requesters address, line 3:
Requesters address, line 4:
Requesters address, line 5:   [See letter]

Salutation:
Family name of the person requesting the reference (if known): [See letter]

Title and name of the person who the reference is about: e.g. Mr John Lee, or Ms Winnie Chan

Is there a letter requesting this reference?  Yes / No

If there is a letter, what is the date on it? [See letter]

Title and family name of the person who the reference is about: e.g. Mr Lee, or Ms Chan

Has this person left your organisation? Yes / No

I , which was when . (Example reasons: ) [See letter]

If the candidate has a job title ('student' is not a job title), fill it in here: e.g. Salesperson [See letter]

I can recommend to you . [See letter]

 

Personal Qualities:
He/She is/was:

[See letter]

His/Her attitude to work is/was:

[See letter]

and he/she is/was:

[See letter]

Negative things (optional)

Although he/she sometimes has/had problems with:

[See letter]

his/her overall performance . [See letter]

Skills and Abilities:
His/Her
Abilities
  • skills [See letter]

have made him/her an asset to our . [See letter]

In conclusion, I have reservations in recommending for this position.
If this person is working for your organisation full-time now, tick suitable phrases :

  • We were/would be sorry to lose him/her.
  • We were/would be very sorry to lose him/her.
  • We understand that it may be/have been the right time for him / her to move on.
  • We wish him/her good luck in his new job.
  • We wish him/her good luck in his/her new career.

 

 [See letter]

Yours

 

Name of referee:

Job title of referee: [See letter]

Referee's Organisation, Line 1: e.g. Department of Engineering
Referee's Organisation, Line 2: (Optional) e.g. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Completed Letter
Copy and paste the reference into your word processor. Then edit it to make it more suitable for your situation:

The reference will appear here when you choose some options above.

 

 

 

Last updated on: Friday, March 23, 2012