Letter of Recommendation
Position of Trust, Special Duty, and/or Employment Position
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To whom it may concern:
I have been [First Name]'s manager at [Company
Name] since February of 1996. He has consistently
displayed the motivation and maturity to handle critical projects on his own or
as a team leader. [First Name] is respected and influential to handle
critical projects on his own or as a team
leader. [First Name] is respected and influential
with both his customers and his co-workers.
His efforts to develop the skills needed to maintain the highest standards of
excellence have earned him a solid leadership role in the ISD
Accounting/Actuarial group as well
as all areas of Information Systems and the user community.
As his manager I have found [First Name] to be
innovative, alert to new opportunities, techniques
and approaches while effectively coping with accelerating changes in our
businesses requirements. [First Name] is versatile in his technical skills,
on a daily basis moving from the mainframe to
client server to PC environments with ease. He displays a strong operational and
technical knowledge of the operating system constraints in all environments and can apply his
knowledge to picking
the correct environment for the applications and utilities he develops.
Since his arrival at [Company Name], [First Name]
has dedicated himself to producing easily
maintainable, user friendly, functionally exceptional applications, utilities
and testing plans
for upgrades and installations, often exceeding his customer's expectations.
[First Name] thoroughly analyzes conditions and requirements to produce the desired outcome
He is self-directed, a solution seeker and excels in identifying new areas of
have found him to be highly effective working by himself and with a group. He
often enhances and
develops the skills of the people who work with him. He is an effective teacher
and mentor for the
junior programmers as they respect his ability as well as his cooperative
attitude and professional
Our environment is constantly fluctuating and priorities change constantly but
[First name] sets
an example for others on how to effectively cope with this often-stressful
situation. His solid
technical background has made him extremely flexible in supporting, developing
and enhancing many
systems. He adapts and maintains a positive attitude and helps others understand
and cope with
the unexpected. His leadership of the automation of manual processes with REXX
has produced quality
processes with enhanced capabilities in an extremely short period. His attention
satisfaction while working within the constraints or our environment has been an
of his expertise.
[First name] demonstrates that he understands both
theoretical and practical concepts, this coupled
with his intense desire to improve his professional skills, enhance his
versatility and continue
to provide his customers with the best solutions to their needs makes him an
for any company. I feel his commitment to excellence and his drive to achieve
will cause him to
excel in any environment.
[First Last Name]
Sr. Systems Manager
If you require further details please contact me at
###-###-#### ext. ####
Note: Signature lines are 5 spaces below the last line of text.