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Business recommendation letter tips

A business letter of recommendation is such a letter, in which the author of it estimates the necessary references, capabilities and character qualities of any individual’s aptitude to carry out any kind of mission, task, function or even job. That is why these letters are almost always written about a special individual, where his or her main abilities, qualities and endowments are explained to a particular recipient on the occasion of an appointed kind of activity or work position. Nowadays, when the job market is fully competitive and all the pretendents on a job position have to be ready to work really hard being clearly aware of the daily growing number of the prospective workers, who in their turn are always ready to shove you aside from your job position in order to secure your place for themselves. Hence it appears that business letter of recommendation is of a substantial importance and if it is correctly formed and written, it can bring to naught all the endeavours of another candidates to get namely this job position. But the problem consists in the lack of information from fast each person regarding to the right writing and execution of a recommendation letter. That is why below there are cited the most common tips of a business letter of recommendation.

  • Before starting to write a recommendation letter try to determine if you are completely sure of the fact that the person, who has requested you to write such a letter for him or her, will be able to cope with the task or job, which will be entrusted him or her after that. Ask yourself if you are confident in the abilities, qualities, education and knowledge of a given pretendent. You must take into consideration the following fact: if your candidate does not manage his or her job or task well after receiving it, you will be dragged through the mud and nobody will take you on trust some day again. That is why you have to estimate your pretendent unprejudicedly from all points of view. If your candidate went successfully through your checkup, convice the recipient of the fact that you you have known the pretendent for a long period of time and that is why you are able to form an integral opinion about him or her as of an indisputable applicant and educated enough person for the given task and job position.
  • Writing a business letter of recommendation try to enumerate the pretendent’s abilities, character qualities, talants and intellectual facilities in a concrete way, avoiding ambiguous expressions and vagueness.
  • The most suitable way to show the preferable side of your applicant to the letter recipient to the best advantage is to make use of comparisons. In its turn this fact will help the letter addressee to understand why you have decided to promote the very pretendent in place of somebody else.
  • If working upon a recommendation letter you have come across a weak streak of character or abilities, which are peculiar to your applicant, try not to overstate them, as well as not to conceal them. At the same time it is necessary not to erect your candidate on the top of the whole world by using praises nad exaggerations.
  • Having finished your recommendation letter, which should be usually composed of only one page in total, it is strictly required to write your personal information under your signature in order to give your letter recipient an opportunity to contact you if such a necessity crops up.

It is always difficult to write a correct recommendation letter in every respect, but the enumerated above tips characteristic to each business letter of recommendation will surely simplify your task.