You want to help a friend find a job or apply for a scholarship or program? A referral from someone the employer or program director knows and respects can have a big impact on the success of your application. But how do you write a good recommendation?
We’ve put together five recommendation letter templates that can help you present your friend’s qualifications, strengths, and experiences in a clear and compelling way. These recommendations can be used as a starting point and customized to meet your friend’s needs.
Remember that a good recommendation should come from someone who knows the applicant well and has a positive opinion of him or her. Use the templates as a guide, but add your own experiences and examples to create a unique and authentic recommendation that will help your friend get the job or scholarship he or she is hoping for.
Why a letter of recommendation is important
A letter of recommendation can greatly help a friend or colleague in their search for a job, study position or internship. It shows the potential employer or trainer that the applicant was recommended by a trustworthy person and is therefore considered reliable and competent.