Use this customizable reference letter template to give a big thumbs-up to your awesome former colleague, team member, student, or friend who needs a recommendation. Remember to add in those quality personal experiences to add a bit of sparkle! ✨Start Hiring Now
First thing’s first, you need to work out whether you’ve actually had a good experience of this person. If in doubt, it’s probably best to politely decline rather than make stuff up or—even worse—lie.
If you know you can sing the praises of this person, then go ahead and:
Hi [insert name]!
I am super happy to recommend [their name]. As [their job title], [He/ She] worked with me, [your job title], at [company name] for [duration of stay].
As an employee, [their name] was always totally [quality]. During [his/her] time in my team, [he/she] managed to [specific example].
I really rate [quality] in our team and [their name] aced it every time. An example was when [example].
[Their name] is a awesome to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate to hire [him/her] again.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about [him/her]. My number is [phone number].
[Your name and signature]
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