To [Title] [Name of Referee],
09 May 2021
Request for reference
Dear [Title] [Name of Referee] / Sir / Madam,
We are writing to inform you that FIRST LAST has applied to us for the position of [Position]. As you have been named as a referee for the applicant, it would be greatly appreciated if you could provide the following information in relation to the applicant:
1. The period in which the applicant was employed by your company.
2. The period in which the applicant was under your supervision.
3. The position the applicant held prior to departure from the company.
4. The reason for the departure, whether it was voluntary.
5. On a scale of 1 to 5, your rating on the applicant’s work performance (1 being poor and 5 being outstanding).
6. Your observations of the strengths and weaknesses of the applicant.
7. Are you aware of any conduct or integrity issue in relation to the applicant?
8. Would you hire the applicant again if there is a suitable opening? If no, please state the reason.