Sometimes you need a personal reference letter sample...like yesterday; when fast is never soon enough - and it has to be succinct, to the point and written in the least amount of time possible.
I don't know about you, but I always agonize over what to write...and can spend hours trying to figure it out. But in its simplest form it's all about providing the sizzle.
Some letters are ho hum boring, poorly written to the point where you couldn't pay me to use them. However, on the other hand I'd pay you for the following one, which is perfect for busy people with little to no time or inclination to write their own.
To whom it may concern:
I have known [[name]] as a friend for fifteen years and coworker for ten. As a friend he has provided emotional support during some difficult times, and as a coworker he consistently goes above and beyond what is expected of him.
So, if you're looking for a dedicated, hard working employee you'll be hard pressed to find a better candidate than [[name]]. He's truly one of a kind.
Finally, thank you for your time regarding this matter and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this letter.