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Requesting Reference for New Employee

Sample # 1

Follow up of references for information about applicants, and replies1

January 16, 2015

Mr. Frank Barnes
General Manager
Barnes and Nobles
101 Fifth Avenue
Makati City

Dear Mr. Barnes,

Your name is one of the references given by Mr. Stuart Smart, who we would like to consider for the position of Office Manager with our firm.

We shall appreciate your giving us your opinion of Mr. Smart’s character, personality, intelligence and most importantly, his personal relationships with other people.  We are looking for a man of integrity and with real capacity for hard work.

We would like to hear your frank and honest opinion about this gentleman.  I can assure you that any information you give will be treated confidential.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Yours sincerely

Sample # 2

Follow up of references for information about applicants, and replies2

January 16, 2015

Mr. Frank Barnes
General Manager
Barnes and Nobles
101 Fifth Avenue
Makati City

Dear Mr. Barnes,

Miss Sylvia Smith has applied for a position with our organization as receptionist, and has given your name as a reference.

We would appreciate your giving your honest opinion of her and the qualification that she may possess for the job in question. We are particularly interested to hear about her personality, cultural background, and her dealings with other people.

We assure you that all information you provide to us will be treated as strictly confidential.

Sincerely yours,

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