Examples Of Letters Of Recommendations - Learn How To Write A Reference Letter

Examples Of Letters Of Recommendations

At some point in your career, it's likely that you'll request a letter of reference or recommendation from someone of importance, or it's possible that you may be asked to write a letter of reference or recommendation for someone else.

If you've been requested to write a letter of recommendation for another, and you feel both comfortable and qualified to do so, request that the candidate provide you with a copy of his or her resume, and a list of important qualifications. Have him or her provide you with specific achievements, and a list of any professional associations for which he or she is a member. Even a close colleague may be surprised to learn all that a candidate has accomplished or contributed to an organization.

Although recommendation letters are written to a wide variety of people for a variety of reasons, most follow a standard format. When writing your referral letter, keep the following points in mind:

* State the best time and place the recipient can reach you.
* Tell things about the candidate that you know firsthand.
* If you are a relative of the person, reconsider whether you are the best person for this task. Relatives in most cases are not good choices for recommendation letters as there will be a fear of bias.


Here us a sample letter reference, have a look...

I am writing to recommend Name for a position with the town of Wilfred. I have known Name since she was a child and she is a highly qualified candidate for a position in town government. He has lived in Wilfred for most of his life, he is involved in her local community, her church, and her children's schools.

Name is organized, efficient, extremely competent, and has an excellent rapport with people of all ages. Her communication skills, both written and verbal, are excellent.

Name is an intelligent and conscientious student. The written work he did for my class was always well above average. He displayed an ability to express her ideas clearly and concisely on paper. He is very articulate in the classroom setting.

I have found Name to be a vivacious, yet gracious individual with a warm smile and a delightful sense of humor and perspective. He is one of those rare individuals that one senses is headed for certain success.

Name has done an excellent job and I would highly recommend her for a position with your organization. Please let me know if I can provide you with any further information.

Respectfully,

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Examples Of Letters Of Recommendations