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June 1, 2008

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Subject: Letter of Reference for Pat Smith

Dear Mr./Ms. [last name]:

I am writing to provide this letter of reference for Pat Smith, whom I have known since June 2005 when he began working for me as a junior floor sales associate at the Best Buy franchise that I run in [city].

Because of Pat's ability to learn quickly and his courteous, easy way with people of all different backgrounds, I quickly promoted him to team leader and then to laptop computers floor sales manager.

I see in Pat strong leadership skills and a flexible intelligence that lets him adapt to a variety of new situations easily. In terms of performance, on-floor sales to walk-in customers of laptop and laptop accessories increased by 6% during the 10 months after Pat took over as floor sales manager.

Pat has asked me to write this letter as a part of this plan to seek new challenges in employment elsewhere as a part of his goal of expanding his education and experience, and while we are sad to see him leave we have benefited greatly from this young man's contributions and wish him all the best and much success in his future endeavors.

I offer you my highest possible recommendation of Pat Smith. I would be happy to follow up with you with any other questions you may have, and please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely Yours,


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