Experience Certificates

A Work Experience Certificate is a letter that is issued to an employee, by the company he has worked with, containing all the information about his/her skills and experiences. It has great significance in the growth and development of one’s career. When applying for a new job, a Work Experience Certificate has great importance and it proves that the employee has worked with the previous company. It is provided to an employee upon job termination, whether the job discontinuation is a company’s decision or the employee’s.

A Work Experience Certificate certifies that the employee performed his duties responsibly. When applying for a new job, the employer might ask you to submit the Work Experience Certificate, for verification. It serves as proof of an employee’s experience.

Things to keep in Mind

Due to the importance of this certificate, it must be prepared in a professional manner, following a proper format. Below are a few of the things to keep in mind while drafting the Work Experience Certificate:

  • The letter should be written on the company letterhead.
  • The dates of employees joining and leaving the job must be written on the certificate.
  • A job and performance assessment must be provided, reflecting on the employee’s behavior and performance, along with a few remarks by the employer.
  • The reason for leaving the job should also be mentioned in the Work Experience Certificate.


Following format must be followed:

Issuance Date: The date on which the Work Experience Certificate is issued should be mentioned.

Salutation: Mostly it is not declared to a particular person, but written as “To whom it may concern”.

Employee Designation: Mention the exact designation of the employee at the time of job termination.

Employment Term: The exact tenure of the employee with the company should be written with proper dates.

Job Experiences: A little description of the work conducts and behavior can be provided alongside the overall capabilities of the employee. 

Ending: The letter is ended with well-wishes for the employee for the new path he has chosen.

Employer Signature: The letter is ended by writing terms such as “Regards” or “Sincerely”, followed by the signature of the designator writing the Experience Certificate.

Sample of Work Experience Certificate

January 5th, 2020

To Whom It May Concern

This certificate is to declare that Mr. James Smith has been a part of our company for the past 2 and a half years, working as the Assistant Manager.

From June 1st, 2017 to December 30th, 2019.

During this time, we found Mr. Smith to be professional, honest, hardworking and loyal towards his duties and responsibilities. According to the records, Mr. Smith has a great contribution in achieving the organizational objectives and goals and towards the growth and advancement of the company.

Moreover, Mr. Smith has led an exemplary work-life for his colleagues. Always helping out and solving problems that came in the way.

The decision to end this job is solely his own personal decision and we wish him the very best for his succeeding career.


Nathan Paul



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