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:
[First Last Name] has worked for me as a computer
operator since July 1986. He accomplished
every task assigned in an outstanding manner. Because of his superior
intelligence and drive
to learn, [First Name] was selected as the first
Data Base Manager on the Sperry 1100/60 system
at [Name] Air Force Base.
One of [First Name]'s greatest attributes is his
ability to accept any challenge and stick with
it until it’s completed in an outstanding manner. One example of this was his
all small computers for [Name] Air Force Base. He
personally commanded all acquisitions,
distribution, and installation of the small computers along with providing
required training. [First Name]'s support allowed the customers' small
computers to run efficiently and effectively.
[First Name] works well with people. He conveys his
vast experience and knowledge of computer
systems to supervisors, peers, and fellow workers, allowing them to enhance
their knowledge and
performance. His diplomatic method of training allows co-workers to easily
accept and understand
the principle being presented and apply it. [First Name]
has also spent voluntary time helping
students at [Name] Middle School on Career Day to
learn more about computers.
[First M. Last Name]
Computer Operations Shift Supervisor
Phone (###) ###-####
Note: Signature lines are 5 spaces below the last line of text.