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Created On: 27 January 2013 12:22 PM
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 27 January 2013 12:22 PM
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aargeitakis

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Hi,

I ll move to another company and I would like to get a reference letter from my previous one. I am working as a tester.
I would like to know if anybody got any reference letter so I can use it as a guide please?

Regards

Paul
 27 January 2013 01:25 PM
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OMS

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Most companies will only provide a confirmation that you worked there and what absense you had. Anything else is subjective and they'll be worried about endorsing you or otherwise to another company.

I'd speak to your old company first to get agreement and then if they need it you could give them a sample text they may wish to use.

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OMS

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 27 January 2013 05:02 PM
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aargeitakis

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Hi OMS,

I spoke to my manager and he said, no problem he will give me one. He asked me, to write one , email it to him and he will sign it for me.


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Paul
 27 January 2013 05:08 PM
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OK - I tend to use the format below - you can fill in the gaps yourself

I confirm that (name) is/was employed as (position) with this organisation from (date) to (date/the present day), and was/is paid (salary, plus bonus and benefits as applicable).

Their job of (position) carries the following responsibilities (describe briefly the job). (Name) is skilled in (details of skills) and is also (characteristics - eg reliable dependable, a good communicators etc).

I would happily re-employ (name) as I consider him/her to be a valuable member of the team, who consistently achieved good results and delivers all expectations.

If you require further specific information, please do not hesitate to contact me



Wrap it up into a letter and away you go - opportunity to blow your own trumpet

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OMS

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 27 January 2013 07:34 PM
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Grumpy

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Don't make it too good or your new employers might suspect that your current employers are keen to be shot of you! Lol.
 27 January 2013 08:08 PM
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A kitchen fitter having worked for a firm for around ten years wanted to go self employed to subcontract work off other firms. He asked one of the firms salesmen to give him the contact details of a couple of customers so he could get references directly from the firms customers. The firm used it as a reason for instant dismissal for "trying to obtain confidential information".

Not the best way to end ten years with the firm.

Andy
 27 January 2013 09:01 PM
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aargeitakis

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Thanks for your replies everybody
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