Monday, August 4, 2014

Resume Reference Letter Sample | Job Reference Letter Example



Resume Reference Letter Sample | Job Reference Letter Example
References are the names of the persons with whom a job applicant was associated. Generally, the name of the Head of the Institution where the job applicant last studied and the names of the employers under whom he/she worked are given as references. The prospective employer writes to those persons for their confidential remarks about the applicant's character, conduct, and job suitability. These remarks are considered more reliable than the open testimonials, which usually do not frankly sketch the character and competence of the applicant. In fact, many organizations are now eliminating the practice of granting open testimonials.

It is necessary to obtain the prior consent of the persons you wish to mention as your references.

The following letter has been written to a person by a job applicant seeking permission to mention his/her name as applicant's reference.

01 August, 2014

Jane Peterson
Associate Professor
Washington State University
327 Park Avenue
Houston, TX 45678

Dear Sir:

I wish to give your name as a reference in my application for the post of an Assistant Engineer in the Public Works Department (Building and Roads) of Texas.

I hope you remember me as I was a student of your department (Civil Engineering) for five years in 2007-2012. I was also the secretary of the Civil Engineering Association for two years in 2010-2011.

I shall be grateful if you kindly convey your consent early.

Yours sincerely,

Jean Lee

The following is a reply from Jane Peterson to Jean Lee:

05 August, 2014

Jean Lee
134 North Street
Mississauga, ON M9A 3L1

Dear Jean Lee:

I am very glad to receive your letter of 01 August, 2014. It would indeed be a pleasure for me to act as one of your references. You were one of my best students and I clearly remember your contribution both in the academic and extracurricular fields. I wish you all the best.

Yours sincerely,

Jane Peterson
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Washington State University, WA

Now look at the following letter written by a prospective employer to one of the references to collect information about the candidate.

Summit Housing Ltd.
327 Park Avenue
Houston, TX 45678
Phone: 204-555-5412
E-mail: info@summit.com


05 August, 2014

Katie Costa, Vice President
Reliance Housing, Inc.
439 Robinson Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H

Dear Katie Costa:

We are considering Jean Lee for the post of a Civil Engineer. He has given your name as a reference.

We would appreciate if you kindly inform us about the quality of Jean Lee's work in your organization. Your views about his ability to work with others, his technical competence and his relative standing among persons with similar training and experience would be of interest to us.

Any other information which you think might be helpful in assessing his suitability for the post will also be welcomed.

It is proposed to call candidates for interview on 12 August, 2014. We would very much appreciate if you send your information about the candidate before that date.

Regards,

Pascal Judean
Managing Director

The following is a reply letter from Katie Costa to Pascal Judean:

Reliance Housing, Inc.
439 Robinson Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H
Phone: (301) 321-6543
E-mail: info@reliance.com


08 August, 2014

Pascal Judean
Managing Director
Summit Housing Ltd.
327 Park Avenue
Houston, TX 45678

Dear Pascal Judean:

Please refer to your letter of 05 August, 2014.

Jean Lee worked with us from 25 September, 2008 to 2013 as a Junior Engineer (Civil). He supervised the work of 8 technicians and 45 workers.

We found Jean Lee sincere, hardworking, and competent. He was able to command the respect and confidence of his juniors and make them work to their fullest capacity. His relations with his colleagues were cordial. But he possesses a streak of defiance towards his superior officers. Sometimes he would just overlook their instructions and act according his own judgment. This attitude could, however, be the result of initiative and courage which he possesses. We would rate him as second among ten other junior engineers with similar training, experience, and qualifications, who were then working with us.

On the whole, we think Jean Lee would be able to make a mark in an organization which offers him opportunities for professional growth. We were sorry to lose him but he told us that his private affairs did not permit him to stay so far away from his hometown any longer.

Yours sincerely,

Katie Costa
Vice President

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