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BUSINESS LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
[To Whom It May Concern][Dear _______]:
It is a genuine pleasure and honor for me to recommend CANDIDATE for a position at
your organization. In my capacity as _____________________ [title] at
_________________[company], I have worked closely with CANDIDATE for _______
[# of years] years. [His/her] responsibilities included
_____________________________________ [describe responsibilities]. During
[his/her] time here, CANDIDATE has proved [him/herself] a hard-working and
responsible individual and I am delighted to provide this letter of recommendation on
I have witnessed tremendous growth in CANDIDATE over the course of [his/her]
employment, and am certain that the skills and abilities [she][he] has developed will
allow [him/her] to excel in any job. CANDIDATE’s remarkable talents for business,
management, and communication make [him/her] uniquely qualified to serve as a
_________ [describe position applying for] with your company.
I have managed CANDIDATE in stressful and complicated projects requiring high levels
of intelligence and understanding: [he/she] met every challenge, deadline, and goal
presented and tackled every problem with grace and ease. Many of the solutions
CANDIDATE proposed were insightful and practical, and [he/she] showed a remarkable
capacity for breaking large issues into manageable segments. [His/Her] innovative ideas
and solutions increased our company’s profits and improved its efficiency, and [he/she]
has made valuable contributions in other areas as well. For example, ______________.
CANDIDATE served not only as a useful individual asset to our company, but also as a
cooperative and attentive team-player. [His/her] actions consistently inspired and
motivated our other employees. [He/She] understood intuitively when colleagues were
confused, lost, or off-track, and brought those individuals back on task without judgment.
[He/She] was also aware of rifts developing during group projects, and [his/her]
management skills reunited teams without making either side feel defensive or alienated.
In the years that I have known and worked with CANDIDATE, I have developed
enduring respect for both [his/her] work ethic and [his/her] problem-solving abilities. I
can confidently say that CANDIDATE would make a positive and beneficial addition to
your company and [he/she] has my highest recommendation. [If you have any further
questions with regard to [his/her] background or qualifications, please do not hesitate to
call me at the number listed below.]
Business Letter of Recommendation