[DATE, ex. Wednesday, June 11, 1998]
[NAME, COMPANY AND ADDRESS, ex.
1234 First Street
Anycity, Anystate 85245]
Dear [NAME, ex. John Smith],
I will be obliged to accommodate your request to provide a reference regarding [NAME, ex. James Johnson].
As [YOUR POSITION, ex. Vice President] of [FIRM NAME, ex. PowerAccount Limited], I have known [NAME, ex. James] for [DURATION, ex. the past four years], during which time [he/she] was our [POSITION, ex. northern division sales manager]. [STATE EX-EMPLOYEE’S RESPONSIBILITIES, ex. His responsibilities involved setting and meeting sales goals, developing sales and marketing strategies as well as managing a staff of over 50 personnel.]
[RESTRICT ADDITIONAL COMMENTS TO FACTS REGARDING EX-EMPLOYEE’S EMPLOYMENT HISTORY, ex. James was hired as our sales manager largely because of his experience in the computer industry. Due to increased competition in the market for accounting software, however, James’ position was eliminated.]
I hope this is satisfactory. Feel free to call me at XXX-XXXX if your require any further information.
[YOUR NAME, ex. Jill Jones]