Recommendation letters are letters of references written to the concerned authority. It is an attempt to glorify the credits of a person so that he is given an opportunity to prove his merit in the respective field. The use of such a letter is twofold. It acts as a mark of respect for the employee, student or whoever the applicant is so that he is given a chance to proceed. It also facilitates the decision-making process of the employer, principal or the person in the authoritative position.
As recommendation letters are very important to apply for jobs, marriage, academic courses and business ventures, it is advisable to request someone responsible, reliable and trustworthy to write it for the candidate.
The following tenets should be conformed to while writing a recommendation letter:
The person writing the letter should know the candidate not just personally but also deeply so that he is in a position to rate and comment on the qualities of the candidate.
The relationship or nexus between the writer and the candidate should in no way bias the former’s judgements.
The letter should be detailed and complete so that the reader gets a wholesome knowledge of the candidate’s potentials.
Subject: Recommendation for administrative assistant
Respected Mr. Cooper,
This letter is in regards to John Mayo who has applied for the position of an administrative assistant in your organization. I would request you to consider this as a recommendation letter.
John was working in our organization as an administrative assistant since 1st of June 2010. I was highly impressed with his hard work and efficiency. He was always enthusiastic and had the urge and ability to perform. He was skilled in preparing correspondences like documents, reports and presentations. He had the ability to handle the staff in the administration department and above that had excellent computer skills.
I can assure you that he will be a positive addition to your organization if you hire him.
This letter is in regards to Tom Cruise who has applied for admission in your college in order to pursue Bachelors in Commerce degree. I am writing this letter to recommend him for admission.
I am a Mathematics teacher in Angels High School. Tom was a student in our school. I have been teaching him from sixth standard till he passed out completing his twelfth standard this year. He has always been a brilliant student and also very obedient. He had immense respect for his teachers as well as for his classmates. There was never a single complaint against him.
I can assure that he will be an asset for your college and you won’t regret after giving him admission.
This letter is in regards to John Woo who has applied for the position of a customer care executive in your organization. I would like to recommend him in your organization.
John was earlier working in Sun Shine Technologies Limited as a customer service executive where I am currently employed. He was my colleague since I had joined this organization. As a colleague he has been always helpful. He was an individual who understood team work and would not mind putting in extra hours to meet the team target. He is a great performer.
I can assure you that he will prove to be an efficient employee so I would request you to hire him in your organization.
Subject : Recommendation letter from professor for admission into post graduate course
Dear Ms. Sharon,
I have had the pleasure of teaching Ms. Shelly as my student in history classes for the past three years. She has always been a hard working student with the necessary dedication and commitment to achieve highest grades all through her academic pursuits. She fulfilled all the requirements of our University to be awarded the best student for the year 2011. She has a great reputation with her classmates, other professors on account of her mature and responsible behavior.
On account of her personality traits and academic excellence I highly recommend her for admission into the Post graduate program offered by your prestigious University. She will prove herself to be an ideal candidate even in your university when given an opportunity.
Subject: Recommendation letter for undertaking Internship in your Bank
Dear Mr. Steven,
It gives me great pleasure to introduce my student Mr. Nicholas Don to you. Nicholas has been my outstanding student and doing quite well in all the subjects in his post graduate studies in our University. As part of the course curriculum the students have to complete an internship program for a period of two month during this period. Given to the exceptional academic performance and skills that Nicholas possesses I highly recommend him to be given an opportunity to complete his internship program in your esteemed bank. If your bank seeks superior candidates then Nicholas is the best choice given his consistent performance and personal traits.
I conclude on a note to again forward my high recommendation for Nicholas. You can feel free to contact me for any further information on 111-222-3333.
Subject: Letter of recommendation for selection of nurse
Dear Mr. John,
I am writing this letter to give my highest recommendation to nurse Ms. Clarke Smith who is planning to join your hospital services shortly. She has always been an excellent and meritorious student all through her academics. She is an eager learner with a strong personality to handle crisis situations effectively. Given to her personal qualities and academic accolades I highly recommend her to be posted in the emergency department of your hospital. She has the right aptitude and the necessary training as a nurse to be given this opportunity and sure to outperform in the task assigned to her.
In case you wish to talk to me personally, please feel free to call me on 111-333-5555.
Hope that this letter finds you in the best of your health. How the holidays are going? I hope you have planned something creative as usual. I am writing this letter to you with a special purpose. You have some free time now and this is the main reason why I am appealing to you. The staff of the NGO where I discharge my services has been struck badly by the weather. Almost quarter the strength of my staff has been struck.
I desperately need your services and if you are wishing to give your volunteer services for the NGO at least for a period of 2 weeks then it would be very kind of you. It will also be an exciting new experience for you and since you are having some off period in the meanwhile, this would not be disturbing your curriculum activities. Hoping for a favourable response,
This letter has been drafted on the behalf of the entire management of the Yate University. The university is contemplating of bringing in some changes in the academic curriculum from the next academic year. The changes are applicable for all the aspect of studying in this university. The university management has always garnered the view of making students an integral part of the reforms, since the reforms are made for the sake of betterment of their future
And hence this letter is intended to invite the recommendations regarding the domain of changes which they would like to see in next academic year. Feel free to complaint about pestering features and even to suggest innovative reforms. The university management is hoping for a favourable response for the changes which were implemented recently and if some of the changes have not fulfilled their purpose, then the action to negate them can also be taken.