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Sample Recommendation Letter

This free sample recommendation letter is for an average, but rock-solid employee. See Sample Recommendation Letters to choose another.

You may download this free sample recommendation letter and edit it to recommend an employee, just use it as an example to do the same, or offer it to your references as an example for recommending you.

It's an RTF file format, which is compatible with most word processors (such as Microsoft® Word) and safe to download.

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[Writer's Name or Company Letterhead]
[Street • City • State • Zip Code]
[Phone # • Fax phone # • Messages phone # • Email]




[Recipient's name]
[Company name]
[Address Line]
[Address Line]
[Address Line]

Dear [Recipient's Name]:

I've been [employee's first and last name] [department manager, supervisor, etc.] at [company name] for nearly four years. It was my pleasure to promote [employee's first name] to [job title] last year, because [he/she] consistently meets and often even exceeds [his/her] job requirements.

[Employee's first name] is an enthusiastic, dedicated employee with reliable work habits. [He/She] often does not need guidance or supervision, but willingly accepts it when offered. [He/She] is consistently successful in improving [his/her] skills, and [he/she] works hard to do so.

[Employee's first name] is always willing to pitch in to help the team, and [he/she] gets the job done right the first time. [He/She] is efficient in planning projects, punctual in meeting deadlines, and conscientiously adheres to company standards and guidelines.

You'd be hard pressed to find an employee more dedicated than [employee's first name], and I recommend [him/her] as a rock-solid addition to your staff. If you'd like more information, I'd be happy to provide it. Please call [phone number] and ask for me by name.



[Name, title]

cc [Names for copies]

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