Reference on Former Employee - Identifying weak areas

Business Letter

To Whom It May Concern:

Re: (Name of former employee) - Letter of Reference

__(Name)__ was employed as a __(position)__ for __(name of company)__ from __(mo/year to mo/year)__. During __(his/her)__ employment with us we found __(him/her)__ to be an individual who was always very conscientious of being punctual. Some of __(his/her)__ strengths include __(list strengths)__. __(He/She)__ is friendly, outgoing and a good communicator, which should serve __(him/her)__ well in a position that requires strong interpersonal skills.

The areas of weakness that we feel should be pointed out at this time, however, include __(list the areas of weaknesses – **Note: use extreme professionalism and diplomacy with this list)__. Yet having said that, __(Name)__ always seemed to take direction well and, therefore, we are of the opinion that in time, with some work, __(he/she)__ will be able to bring those skills up to the required level.

__(Name)__ is certainly a pleasant individual and should do very well in any position that matches __(his/her)__ current skill set. We wish __(him/her)__ every success in __(his/her)__ new career ventures.

Yours truly,