Letter of Recommendation
Position of Trust, Special Duty, and/or Employment Position
Key Points to Writing
- Remember, there the purpose for the letter.
- Use the right words, utilize a resource like
- Use a spell checker (F7 Word)
and avoid common misspellings
- Watch Tense Shifts, going from "s" to "ed"
Keep the text simple
- Avoid acronyms and jargon, the people reading the letter
are not familiar with it.
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To Whom It May Concern:
I have known [First Last Name] professionally and
personally for over one year. During this
time he has consistently impressed me with his outstanding depth of knowledge
and his ability
to pass this information to trainees, system users, and supervisors in a "user
[First Name]'s complete knowledge of our Sperry
1100/60 and computers in general, has made him
an integral part our information systems squadron. Due to his extensive
knowledge he has been
relied upon to perform duties as small computers expert, database manager,
trouble shooter and computer operations trainer. All of these additional duties
in an exemplary manner. [First Name] is willing to
go that extra mile to ensure the job at hand
is completed in a timely and professional manner.
Although losing [First Name] will be a blow to our
organization, I can highly recommend him for
employment. He will truly be an asset to any organization that he joins. If I
can be of further
assistance, please don't hesitate to call.
<First M. Last Name>
Assistant Systems Branch Manager
Work (###) ###-####
Home (###) ###-####
Note: Signature lines are 5 spaces below the last line of text.