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If you are wondering how a sample letter of recommendation looks, we are providing two simple samples that will clear any doubts you might have about this letter. Recommendation letters are not difficult to write. They also do not have a set format which you have to follow. Only in some business organizations they have set formats for such letters.
The sample letter of recommendation should have a few things compulsorily. The name of the candidate, their current designation and the position you want them to be promoted to. These are the three main things that have to be in the letter. Then in the middle paragraph, you have to justify why the candidate deserves the promotion and you have to make a case for them. You can state examples of the good work done by the candidate and this will be taken into account by the reader.
Also, write only about the candidate and do not veer off the main topic. End the letter by backing the candidate one more time and give your contact number so the reader can speak to you in person. By incorporating all the points stated above, we have given two sample letters. Study these letters carefully before writing this type of recommendation letter. Remember, the career of a good candidate depends on this letter.
First Sample Letter of Recommendation
SRCT Pvt. Ltd.
9828, Coolidge Park
Austin, Texas, USA
Ext No - 938
SRTC Pvt. Ltd.
Dear Mr. Daniels,
The yearly performance reviews are around the corner and according to the email you sent around the office to all departmental heads, to recommend people for promotions, I have reviewed the people of my department. There is one prime candidate, Mr. Stephen Williamson, who is a strategist in the advertising department. I would like it if he was promoted to the position of senior strategists and was also given a substantial raise.
Stephen has performed exceedingly well on all the projects that were handed to him. He was the main strategist behind our company's successful ad campaign and also received an award for it. He is updated on all the latest happenings in our sector and uses it well in all the ad campaigns. Ever since he has joined our company, our campaigns have been better resulting in better profits.
Our company has a reputation of giving the employees ample career opportunities and therefore, Stephen should get the promotion. We have to retain talented employees like him. He will definitely do well in the senior position. Please call on my extension number to discuss this recommendation even further. Thank you.
Second Sample Letter of Recommendation
Sundance Corp. Ltd.
3888, Lyn Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Extension No. 525
Sundance Corp. Ltd.
Dear Ms. Ramsay,
This letter is to recommend Tabitha Farris as the new marketing team lead. She has been a marketing analyst with us for the past two years and has done a great job so far. Hence, I feel that she deserves this promotion and she would do well as the marketing team lead.
I have carefully observed that she puts in a lot of effort in whatever work that is assigned to her. She works well in her team. Her strategies have always worked well. I even received a letter from her team leader stating that she had done a good job. In the letter, the team lead also said that she has good leadership skills and would make a good team leader herself.
I have also personally reviewed all the work she has done and found no flaws in it. She is a good marketing analyst and would make a good team leader. Therefore, we should promote her. If you also want to review her work, do call on the extension number provided above. Thank you.
The sample letter of recommendation is mostly about promotions. The two samples given above are also regarding promotions within an office. Use them if you are writing a recommendation letter in your office.