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 recommending...and give specific examples. Recommenders should know you personally and be familiar with your work history, credentials, and career aspirations.

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.

Here's a Letter of Recommendation I wrote using this template:

Dear Mr. Johns;

My name is Lanard Perry and I own several marketing websites; RealEstateMarketingTalk.com and FarmingExpiredListings.com to name a few. I am writing this letter to recommend Sarah Lakes as a webmaster for your organization, LMN Enterprises.

Two years ago Sarah came to me as an intern to learn about Internet Marketing, and I can say now in retrospect that it was a fortuitous day for my businesses. Not only was she highly self energized, eager and willing to learn, she was also and remains very intuitive when it comes to quickly understanding what customers want and how to best help them meet their business needs.

For example; she excels at helping clients generate increased, no cost traffic to their websites, thereby increasing their revenues.

Sarah repeatedly surpassed every expectation that I had of her, and produced results that equaled or excelled that of paid employees.If it wasn't for the fact that she is relocating to the other side of the country I'd hire her as a full time employee on the spot. However, my loss is your potential gain if she is still available by the time you interview her, as I am sure that she would be as much of an asset to your company as she was to mine.

In closing, please feel free to contact me at xxx-xxx-xxxxx if you have any questions concerning her qualifications or abilities relative to your needs and expectations. I can be reached at xxx-xxx-xxxx for your convenience.

Lanard Perry

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