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Recommendation Letter Template
Your Contact Information
Your Name
Your Title
Company or School Name
Address
City, State Zip Code
Date
Salutation
Include a salutation if you are writing a personal letter of reference. If you don't include a
salutation, start your letter with the first paragraph.
Body
The first paragraph of a recommendation letter explains your connection to the person you
are recommending, including how you know them, and why you are qualified to recommend
the person.
The second paragraph of a recommendation letter contains information about the person
you are writing about, including why they are adequate for a position, what they can offer,
and why you are recommending them. If necessary, use more than one paragraph to
provide details.
When writing a letter recommending a candidate for a specific job opening, the
recommendation letter should include information on how the person's skills match the job
they are applying for. Ask for a copy of the job posting and a copy of the person's resume so
you can target your letter accordingly.
Summary
This section of the recommendation letter contains a summary of why you are
recommending the person. Use phrases like "strongly recommend," or "recommend without
reservation," or "Candidate has my highest recommendation" to reinforce your endorsement.
Conclusion
The concluding paragraph of your recommendation letter contains an offer to provide more
information. Include a phone number within the paragraph, and provide the phone number
again and also your email address in the return address section of your letter or under your
signature.
Closing
Sincerely,
Recommender Name
Title
Recommendation Letter Template
Your Contact Information
Your Name
Your Title
Company or School Name
Address
City, State Zip Code
Date
Salutation
Include a salutation if you are writing a personal letter of reference. If you don't include a
salutation, start your letter with the first paragraph.
Body
The first paragraph of a recommendation letter explains your connection to the person you
are recommending, including how you know them, and why you are qualified to recommend
the person.
The second paragraph of a recommendation letter contains information about the person
you are writing about, including why they are adequate for a position, what they can offer,
and why you are recommending them. If necessary, use more than one paragraph to
provide details.
When writing a letter recommending a candidate for a specific job opening, the
recommendation letter should include information on how the person's skills match the job
they are applying for. Ask for a copy of the job posting and a copy of the person's resume so
you can target your letter accordingly.
Summary
This section of the recommendation letter contains a summary of why you are
recommending the person. Use phrases like "strongly recommend," or "recommend without
reservation," or "Candidate has my highest recommendation" to reinforce your endorsement.
Conclusion
The concluding paragraph of your recommendation letter contains an offer to provide more
information. Include a phone number within the paragraph, and provide the phone number
again and also your email address in the return address section of your letter or under your
signature.
Closing
Sincerely,
Recommender Name
Title
Email Address
Phone Number
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