1. Careers
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Professional Reference Letter Example

By

Senior businesswoman leading discussion with coworkers in glass walled conference room
Thomas Barwick/Iconica/Getty Images

The following is an example of a professional reference written for an employee who is relocating.

Professional Reference Sample

Denise Spaat
TREX, Inc.
76 Main Street
Any City, State, Zip

Date

Catherine Zaboda
DRES, Inc.
532 East 95th Street
Every City, State, Zip

Dear Catherine,

April Rango has been an employee here at TREX, Inc. For the past five years. She has been a pleasure to work with, bringing her attention to detail to every project. Her communication and people skills are excellent, and she has some very innovative ideas.

I can highly recommend her for the opportunity that you have available. It is a very similar position to the one she has here, and she is well suited to the challenges it provides. April is a talented young woman, and everyone here wishes her all the best with her move to Every City. If you need any additional information, please contact me.

Best Regards,

Denise Spaat

How to Email the Reference

If you're emailing the reference letter rather than typing a letter, the Subject Line of the email message should contain the name of the person you are providing the reference for:

Subject Line: April Rango - Reference.

Reference Articles and Advice

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.