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Letter of Recommendation

Position of trust, employment position, and/or special duty

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  • 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:

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 employee.

Since his first days on our Technical Support Staff,
[First Name] has consumed information and training materials in an effort to learn IBM's MVS/XA 3090 environment. He has progressed rapidly. 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 developed and programmed an ISPF/COBOL based online problem tracking and reporting system. Our entire MIS 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 great attitude. He possesses the old-fashioned work ethics of honesty, intelligence, faithfulness, and pride. I recommend [First Name] for any position that he seeks.

[First M. Last Name]
Technical Analyst
Phone (###) ###-#### Ext. ##

Note: Signature lines are 5 spaces below the last line of text.


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Letter Added: 24 April 2006

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Revised: 04/24/06.