XXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX 18th August 2011.

XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX Dear Sir,

REFERENCE FROM ME FOR MR/MRS/MISS XXXXXXXXXX
I wish to stand as a referee for your newly employed staff – Mr/Mrs/Miss XXXXXXX. I am his/her friend and also a friend of the family and have known him/her for the past xx (xx) years. In this time, we have had the opportunity to handle some small personal projects together. xxxx, like I believe you must have noticed, is a very intelligent and hardworking person. He/She is also honest and good-natured – a quality indispensable in being a reliable team-player in any institution. His/Her aptitude to learn very quickly and personal initiative to take up challenges also make him/her an invaluable asset to whatever problem solving environment he/she is put into. I know he/she will add value to your organization and also grow quickly as he/she takes up more responsibilities. I therefore highly recommend him/her for a permanent position in your organization. Thank you.

Yours Sincerely

XXXXXXXX. (Position) (Company Name). [Contact Phone No]