Recommendation Letter Sample
Recommendation from an Employer
This sample letter of recommendation shows what a good employer recommendation might look like. See more sample recommendation letters below.
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is my personal recommendation for Cathy Douglas. Until just recently, I have been Cathy's immediate supervisor for several years. I found her to be consistently pleasant, tackling all assignments with dedication and a smile.
Besides being a joy to work with, Cathy is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. She has successfully developed several marketing plans for our company that have resulted in increased revenue. The new revenue was a direct result of the plans implemented by Cathy.
Though she was an asset to our marketing efforts, Cathy was also extraordinarily helpful in other areas of the company. In addition to writing effective training modules for sales representatives, Cathy assumed a leadership role in sales meetings, inspiring and motivating other employees.
I highly recommend Cathy for employment. She is a team player and would make a great asset to any organization.
Sharon Feeney Marketing Manager ABC Productions
Some undergraduate students are often asked to submit recommendation letters from high school teachers as part of the business school application process. This sample recommendation letter was written by a high school teacher for a business program applicant. The letter demonstrates the applicants motivation and self-discipline.
To Whom It May Concern:
I have had the distinct pleasure of having Jenny Williams as a student in my classes at “Name of school”. Jenny has been more than the ideal student. In order to achieve the highest grades and my deepest respect, she has demonstrated outstanding leadership and maintained a clear sense of purpose.
The academics at Eastern Little Hope are most challenging, and Jenny fulfilled all the requirements with the added challenge of honors and advanced courses. Jenny is an outstanding extemporaneous speaker. She has won many awards on the speech circuits.
One of the requirements in my advanced class is to prepare lectures and guidance for the beginners. With Jennys' knowledge, she developed a strong sense of confidence with a charming attitude. Therefore, I could always depend on her to set the best example as an instructor. On account of her mature approach to her responsibilities, I often thought of Jenny as a colleague.
Since her classmates, my fellow teachers, and I will always hold her in a high esteem, I sincerely recommend Jenny Williams as the ideal candidate for matriculation at Eastern Little Hope State.
John Oliver, Ph.D.
Recommendation Letter From Teacher
This sample recommendation letter was written by a professor/friend for a fellowship applicant. The sample shows how a recommendation letter should be formatted and demonstrates one of the ways a letter writer can play up an applicant's skills.
To Whom it May Concern,
I am privileged to write in support of my dear friend and student, Dan Peel. Dan studied in my classroom and laboratory program for close to three years, during which time I witnessed his tremendous growth and development. This development came not only in the area of business achievement and leadership, but in maturity and character as well.
Dan entered Whitman at the young age of 16, a precocious high school graduate. At first, he had difficulty accepting his place as a young, less experienced lab member. But soon, he learned the valuable trait of humility, and enjoyed the opportunity to learn from his older peers and his professors.
Dan quickly learned to manage his time, work in group situations under strict deadlines, and to recognize the importance of a strong work ethic, persistence, and intellectual integrity. He has long since become the most valuable member of my student-lab team, and a working model for his newer classmates.
I recommend Dan to your fellowship program with absolute confidence. He has made me proud, as his teacher and friend, and I am sure will continue to do so as he grows in your business program and beyond.
Thank you for the opportunity of correspondence,
Dr. Amy Beck,
Letter of Recommendation - MBA Applicant
Here is a sample recommendation for an MBA applicant.
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is to serve as my formal recommendation for Andrew Fuller. Andrew has been my direct assistant for several years. He has been interested in obtaining an MBA degree for some time now and I feel that he would be an excellent candidate for your esteemed program.
During his time here, Andrew has consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic and a dedication to success. His efforts have produced high quality results time and time again. Last year, Andrew developed and successfully implemented a plan to streamline our production department. The plan was a major undertaking, requiring a great deal of thought and effort on Andrew’s behalf.
Though Andrew is my assistant, he is also in an unofficial leadership role. Many of his co-workers seek his advice and support. Andrew is always there for them and is quite comfortable in the role. I feel his budding leadership abilities will become even more effective in a business school setting.
For these reasons, I highly recommend Andrew Fuller as a candidate for your MBA program. If you have any questions regarding Andrew or this recommendation, please contact me.
John Thomas Operations Manager “Company name”