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Sample Reference and Recommendation Letters

Sample reference and recommendation letters, letter samples for character references, reference and recommendation letter templates, and sample letters asking for a reference.
  1. Academic Recommendation Letters (19)
  2. Business / Professional References (9)
  3. Character Reference Letters (10)
  4. Email Reference Letter Examples (9)
  5. Employment Reference Letters
  6. Personal Reference Letters (8)
  7. Reference Letter Templates (7)
  8. Reference List Examples (4)
  9. Reference Request Letter Examples (11)
  10. Reference Thank You Letters
  11. Writing Recommendation Letters

Sample Reference Letters / Recommendation Letters
Sample reference letters, recommendation letters, personal references, academic references, letters asking for a reference, and lists of references.

Reference Letters Examples: A - Z
Reference letter and email message examples including academic recommendations, business reference letters, personal and professional references, and employment related references.

Sample Student Recommendation Letters
Student recommendation letters including reference letters, academic references, letters asking for a reference, and lists of references.

Reference Request Letter Samples
When you ask for reference, how you write your reference letter or email message request is important. These samples, both written and email, include the best ways to phrase your request and how to request permission to use someone as a reference.

Types of Recommendation Letters

There are several types of recommendation letters including recommendation letters for employment, for college or graduate school, and for online networking sites like LinkedIn. Here is information on the types of recommendation letters including employment, academic, personal, character, student and more sample recommendation letters.

Academic Recommendation Letters
Academic recommendation letter examples including college recommendation letters, letters for students, letters from teachers, letters for teachers and other academic letters of recommendation.

Academic Reference
Sample academic reference for a student.

Business Reference Letter
Example of a business reference letter recommending the services provided by a company.

Business Reference Letter - Professional Services
Example of a business reference letter recommending professional services.

Character Reference
Sample letter providing a character reference.

Example of a Letter Requesting a Reference
Example of a letter requesting a reference from a mentor or an advisor.

Character Reference Letter
Sample character reference letter.

College Reference Letter Sample - Employer
College reference letter sample from an employer.

College Reference Letter Sample - Teacher
Recommendation letter sample from a teacher.

Email Internship Recommendation
Recommendation email example for a summer internship.

Employment Recommendation Letters
Recommendation letter for employment examples including employee recommendation letters, letters from supervisors, recommendation letters for a promotion, letters from previous employers, personal recommendation letters, and other employment related recommendation letters.

Letters of Recommendation
Information on reference and recommendation letters, sample recommendation letters and reference lists, how to ask for a reference, and how to use references.

Letters of Recommendation Samples
Revivew letter of recommendation samples, including recommendation letters for employment, academic letters of recommendation and character / personal letters of recommendation. There are a variety of recommendation samples including examples of written and email letters of recommendations.

Employee Reference Letter
Do you need to write a reference letter for an employee? Here is a reference letter example for an employee.

Email Reference Request Letter

Personal Recommendation Letters
Personal recommendation letters and character reference letters attest to an applicant's skills and abilities. Here are examples of personal recommendation letters.

Personal Employment Reference Letter

Negative Recommendation Letter
Here is a sample negative recommendation letter.

Professional Reference Letter
This is an example of a professional reference for an employee who is relocating.

Recommendation Letter for a Promotion
This sample recommendation letter for a promotion is written by a manager and provides information on why the employee is qualified for a promotion.

Reference Letter Example - Manager
Reference letter sample for an employee from a manager.

Positive Recommendation Letter
Here is a sample positive recommendation letter.

Reference Letter Example - Lay-Off
Sample reference letter from a manager / supervisor explaining a lay-off and recommending the employee to a future employer.

Reference Letter Sample - College Student
Recommendation letter sample for college student work.

Reference Letter Sample - College Student
Recommendation letter sample for college student peer advisor.

Reference Letter Example from a Manager
Reference letter sample from a manager / supervisor.

Reference Letter Sample - Business School
Recommendation letter sample for business school.

Reference Letter Sample - Graduate School
Reference letter sample from an employer for graduate school.

Reference Letter Sample - Law School
Recommendation letter sample for law school and/or legal employment.

Reference Letter Sample - Employee
Reference letter for an employee.

Reference List Sample
Sample reference list to provide to employers who request references.

Reference Page Sample
Reference page sample to provide to employers who request references.

Sample Recommendation Letter
Do you need to write a letter of recommendation for a summer worker? Here is a sample recommendation letter to review.

Reference Letter Sample from Previous Employer
Reference letter sample from a previous employer.

Reference Letter Sample - Manager
Reference letter for an employee from a manager.

Sample Reference Checking Letter
Sample letter for checking references.

Sample Reference Letter - Graduate School
Sample reference letter for graduate school.

Sample Reference Letter - Student
Sample employment reference letter sample for a student.

Sample Reference Letter - Teacher
Sample reference letter for a teacher.

Sample Recommendation Letter for a Student
Sample recommendation letter for a student.

Sample Reference Letter - High School Student
Sample employment reference letter sample for a high student.

Sample Reference Letter from a Teacher
Sample reference letter from a teacher.

Sample Reference Letters for Students
Sample reference letters especially for high school students, college students, and graduates including character references, references from teachers, and graduate school references.

Sample Reference Letter for an Employee
Do you need to write a reference letter for an employee? Here is a sample employment reference letter to review.

Sample Reference Letter for Employment
Do you need to write or request a sample reference letter for employment? Here is a sample employment reference letter to review.

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