A letter of recommendation is a testimony to your skills and abilities that you have used in the past. You normally ask another person to write this letter for you. You will write a letter of recommendation for yourself; recommending yourself for the position you applied for in your cover letter (the entry level position). This letter is to be fact, not fiction. You will want to point out your strengths for the position you are seeking.
Things to include in this letter:
Position applying for
Skills you possess – Self-management (general/soft skills) – job specific
Teamwork – (cooperation, getting along with others)
Problem Solving – (how have you solved a problem)
Other SCANS skills that you possess
It is best to cite examples of when/how these skills were used.
Please use Arial, size 12 font
Make sure your letter flows together & makes sense
Make sure your letter is organized & you have used proper grammar & punctuation
SEE EXAMPLE ON THE BACK
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
The letter should be three paragraphs in length. Each paragraph should be three to five sentences long.
City, state zip
Human Resource Manager
City, state zip
The first sentence of the first paragraph should start:
I would like to recommend __________ for the position of________________. Opening sentence
How do you know them?
Positive things about them
How will they help the company?
Give specific examples
Summary of why they would be the best person for the job
The last sentence should start:
I would like to recommend _____________ without reserve for this position.
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