Sample Referral Letters

Find inspiration in our curated catalog of referral letters. Each sample letter comes with guidelines and advice to help you find the right words.

Referral Letters

Referral letters are letters written to recommend someone for a job, review, consultation, or further action. Such letters are common in job application and can really help you stand out from the rest of the applicants and get noticed by potential employers. Hiring managers are more likely to look closely at applicants whom they share a mutual contact with. A referral can be a personal or business connection. He/she can be a friend, colleague, or an employee of the company in which you are interested. A good referral letter can help you secure an interview or job recommendation.

When writing referral letters, you need to know the people you are recommending well enough to bring the best of their skills, achievements, and character. State why the recipient should be interested in the candidate and how the candidate stands out. List the candidate's exceptional skills and qualities especially those that are specific to the position he/she is interested in, giving relevant examples. Write only complimentary but factual observations and avoid giving biased or insincere praise. Emphasize the key points that you want the recipient to note on the candidate's application. Close the letter with a positive call to action.

Thank you letter for a job referral. Sample letter
Thanking a business associate for referral letter
Sales letter sample using a referral for home theatre system
Doctor to doctor referral letter for a patient with special needs
Medical referral letter for a patient who needs specialized care
Physician to physician referral letter for a client moving out of state
Referral letter for a client who needs a specialized service
Referring a patient to a specialist. Sample letter
Referring a patient to another doctor. Sample letter
Thank you letter for referral to another doctor
Thanking a doctor for referring one to another specialist
Ask a former employer for a referral letter
Referral letter for someone who is a good fit for a specific job
Referral letter for a business applying for a lease
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Sales letter sample using a referral for house repairs
Referral letter for a friend applying for a training program
Thank you letter for a referral to a business
Thanks for the referral letter