Reference / Recommendation Letter for Job Application

Bad Recommendation

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This is a draft reference from a former manager which provides a character reference of that previous employee. This letter is suitable for managers who think that the employee has shown little or minimal contribution during his or her time of employment.

How to use this Document?

This letter should be used by the candidate's referee in response to a request for reference. 

This letter should state the connection between the referee and the candidate (e.g. former manager / employer).

The referee should highlight the key achievements of the employee. This letter is applicable in a situation where the manager is not quite familiar with the position that the candidate has applied for. As such, this letter is a general character reference that is suitable for all positions.

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Letter / e-mail / note / correspondence


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