Writing to the Former Employer

If you write to a former employer, your chances of getting a response are not as good as if you call. On the other hand, some employers won't give out any information unless they get a written request that includes the former employee's signed release of information form.

Here are some tips for sending a reference letter:

Business Tools

The Business Tools area includes a sample letter for checking employment references. You can personalize it and customize it, but don't add questions that may violate any antidiscrimination laws to which you are subject.