Letter of Recommendation
Position of trust, employment position, and/or special duty
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.
The following Example was taken from a Word document. If you have anything you would like to
submit, please do so.
If you have found this information useful, please let me know as each letter has taken a considerable amount of time to prepare.
Copy Directly on to Unit Letter Head!
To Whom It May Concern:
Having worked closely with [First Last Name]
for the past year, I highly recommend him as a strongly
reliable, independently resourceful, ambitiously alert and hard working
Since his first days on our Technical Support Staff,
[First Name] has consumed
training materials in an effort to learn IBM's MVS/XA 3090 environment. He has
In fact he is our current expert on clists.
[First Name] is a man
of action. He recognizes chances to streamline, correct or enhance, then
he steadily follows through with his solutions. For example, he independently
programmed an ISPF/COBOL based online problem tracking and reporting system. Our
department currently depends upon his facility for vital information.
Working with [First Name]
has sincerely been a pleasure. He is a team worker with a
attitude. He possesses the old-fashioned work ethics of honesty, intelligence,
and pride. I recommend [First Name]
for any position that he seeks.
[First M. Last Name]
Phone (###) ###-#### Ext. ##
Note: Signature lines are 5 spaces below the last line of text.