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 worked with [First Last Name] for over
# years and found him to be very dedicated and
professional in the performance of any task assigned to him.
[First Name] is eager to take on
any job, especially the most difficult ones and is continually looking for new
Since [First Name] came to
[Name of Company] he has become proficient and knowledgeable in the ESA
operating system and related software products. He has installed and maintained
numerous IBM and
OEM software products many of which are critical to operations at
[Name of Company]. [First
is a major player in upgrading our operating systems due to his skill at
detecting, analyzing and
recommending solutions to performance problems.
[First Name] was key participant in the Mainframe
Andrew Disaster Recovery. He went above an beyond
the call of duty, not only in leaving his personal life behind to fly to
Colorado, but also in working 20
hour days to ensure the survival of our company.
He is a great team player and receives many complements from our user community
pertaining to his
quick assistance in resolving their problems. He has worked with technical,
programming, and user
project teams to provide technical advice and guidance during the implementation
of many systems.
[First Name] has shown initiative by designing,
implementing, documenting, and teaching many ISPF
utility functions, which greatly enhance the productivity of our systems, &
I highly recommend [First Name] for a senior
technical position in any organization. He would be
a valuable asset to any company lucky enough to have him as an employee.
[First M. Last]
Master Technical Analyst
Note: Signature lines are 5 spaces below the last line of text.