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WHAT ARE REFERENCE LETTERS AND WHEN ARE THEY USED
A reference letter, also called a recommendation letter, is usually written to testify to a person’s skills,
character, experience, and/or achievements. When a candidate applies for a job, he or she will submit
reference letters to support his or her application. LBWCC requires professional letters of reference which
describe the applicant’s skills, abilities, and work experience relevant to the position for which the person is
applying. These letters may be written by current or former supervisors, co-workers, customers, or other
business professionals who have first-hand knowledge about the applicant.
WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN A REFERENCE LETTER
As the candidate, you may want to send your résumé, transcript, curriculum vitae, or any other
materials that will help the person writing the letter of reference accurately describe you. You may also
include a description of the position for which you are applying and information about the company. A letter
of recommendation should be more than one or two paragraphs; a letter this short suggests the author either
does not know you well or does not fully endorse you. However, the letter should be concise and focus on a
few key points so it does not have to be more than one page.
It is often helpful for the writer to introduce himself/herself in the first couple of lines of the letter. In
a brief sentence or two, the writer should explain his/her position and relationship to the candidate. It is
usually helpful to know how long the writer has worked with or known the candidate. The next sentences
should confirm any facts about employment history such as:
• The applicant’s job title and role within the company.
• The status of the employment such as current, previous, full-time, part-time, temporary.
• The dates of the person’s employment.