Arguably, the best way to get a Personal Character Reference Letter is to give one of the ones below to the person you're requesting the letter from and have them personalize it to you.
Does this sound a little self serving? It sure does! But writing personal character reference letters can be difficult. So, writing them yourself for someone else's signature makes sense. The easier you make it for them the faster you'll get them. Following are two samples for your consideration.
To whom it may concern:
Please accept this letter as a personal character reference for [first and last name]. I've known [first name] for [[number]] years and consider him to be one of my best friends.
[first name] is a gifted sales person, and would excel in any kind of marketing position. I know because he worked for a mutual friend of ours who owned a new and used car sales dealership and was routinely the top salesperson of the month.
However, that kind of success was to be expected because [first name] is also a gifted communicator. He's fun, intelligent and self assured, but is at the same humble and unassuming.
Summarily, I highly recommend [[first name]] for consideration for employment with your organization, as I think he will excel in any capacity that you employ him in.
Following is an example of a Character Reference Letter for someone going to court. Know that submitting it could lead to a request/requirement that you attend the proceeding. Here's the letter.
I have known (name) for approximately 15 years as a friend, neighbor and community activist.
From this perspective I can confirm that she is a woman of great integrity and dedicated to her family, friends and community.
As an example of her community involvement, (name) has volunteered at the St. James Hospital rocking and comforting premature born babies on average ten hours a week for nearly three years now. She has a heart of gold and has been a blessing to many babies starting out with some physical and/or emotional handicaps.
As for me, I am native born to our beautiful city and am proud to call it home. I am President CEO of a business that I built from the ground up and am involved in several philanthropic organizations, some of which you may have heard of. Being able to quickly identify people of good character, or not, is important with regard to what I do.
I'm happy to provide further information if required. (optional)
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