Letter of Recommendation

Often, you may need to write a letter of recommendation for a friend, employee, or coworker. You may not know exactly how to write such a letter. This sample should give you some ideas.

Your name and address


Addressee's name and address

RE: Letter of Recommendation for Janice Phillips

Dear Mr. Somebody:

Janice worked under my supervision as a managerial assistant from May of 1997 until November of 2000. Her responsibilities included receiving, typing, and filing office documents, data entry, and conducting customer service via e-mail and telephone. Throughout her employment, Janice proved to be an efficient, hard-working, and punctual employee.

I was very impressed with Janice's ability to complete all assigned work in a timely and professional manner. In addition, Janice's reports were very precise and thorough. Janice would begin and, in most cases, complete her tasks earlier than her peers.

I highly recommend Janice for any position. She is an excellent employee; anyone would enjoy working with her.

Respectfully yours,

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