Letter of Recommendation Template

A good Letter of Recommendation Template has three simple, but important elements; a first, second and third paragraph. That's it - really.

Letter of Recommendation Template

In the first paragraph you should tell who you are, but don't spend a lot of time talking about yourself, as the letter isn't about you. Then describe whom you are recommending and what you are recommending them for. Remember, a good reference can be the difference in getting that new job, or not.

In the second paragraph you should give details about the qualities of the person that you are writing about...and give specific examples. You should know personally them and be familiar with their work history, credentials, and career aspirations. Be sure to ask for this information if you need it

Finally, sum things up in the third paragraph with broad characterizations of the person you're recommending. Then, go for the gusto and mention your recommendation. Ultimately, writing a recommendation letter for someone is a huge responsibility and getting everything just right is important.

Letters Written Using our Three Step
Letter of Recommendation Template

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