Employees who have left the company are bound to come back asking for a reference letter that they can give to their new employers. Landlords who are in the process of accepting tenancy may ask the tenant’s previous landowner for a reference letter. Students who are applying for universities or scholarships may ask their previous professors or teachers for a reference letter, which, in this case, is oftentimes called a recommendation letter.
If you are one of these people faced with such a request, then you have come to the right place. This list we have prepared for you covers all kinds of reference letters and recommendation letters generally and popularly requested by students, employees, banks, and other such entities. You can download them for free and modify the information as you see fit.
College Letter of Reference Sample
Professional Letter of Reference Sample
Bank Letter of Reference Sample
Landlord Letter of Reference Sample
Types of Reference Letters
- Employment reference letters. These letters are typically requested by employees to their former employers to submit to a potential new employer as reinforcement of their qualifications for the position they are applying. Employment reference letters are written by a person who is in a position to know the skills and abilities of an employee—ideally the supervisor, manager, and even a colleague. We have a compilation of employment reference letters that can help you draft yours.
- Academic letters. These are requested by students to their teachers as part of their requirements for university applications, scholarships, or internships. We have a sample recommendation letter included in this list.
- Character/personal reference letters. These letters are requested for any type of character verification, whether it’s for the purpose of tenancy, banking (you can check out our lists of bank reference letters for this step), etc.
Company Letter of Reference Sample
Free Letter of Reference Sample
Reference Letter from Professor Format
Confidential Letter of Reference
Employment Reference Letter
How to Write a Reference Letter
- Be concise. The thing to remember when writing a professional reference letter is that you are making it for the benefit of another person. If it is a person you can personally vouch for, then be as elaborate as you can in stating the skills and qualification of the person.
- Provide examples of the person’s worth. Provide examples that prove the positive working ethics, manners, and knowledge of the person in question. You may wish to mention specific circumstances that attest to this person being a good and responsible employee, student, client, or tenant.
- Supply your contact information. The other party may want to call you to verify your letter by voice.
- Be straightforward. Phrase the letter in such a way that conveys your confidence and trust in the person you are recommending. Conclusive lines such as, “I sincerely and strongly recommend ——,” or “You will find no other employee/student/tenant who takes his work more seriously than ——.”
If you haven’t got the time to consider and write all this, you can download any template on this list for free and fill in the information needed. All these letters are professionally written and are good to use for any reference-letter need you might have.