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:
- Make copies of your letters for your files.
- Send requests by certified mail to prove that someone took receipt of the
- Be sure to give former employers your telephone number, in case they want
to call you.
- Be sure to enclose a copy of the applicant's release of information form.
- To increase your chances of getting a response, enclose a self-addressed,