A sample generic recommendation letter written for a job candidate. Be sure to write formal business letters in the proper business letter format.
I am writing to recommend [Name of Applicant]. For the past [Number of Years] years, [Name of Applicant - From this point forward, only use the applicants first name] has served as a dedicated staff member to [Organization name]. [Name of Applicant] will be a great addition to your team because she always goes the extra mile, is creative, and understands how to reach deadlines and brainstorm exciting projects.
In all of the time I have known [Name of Applicant], she has proven herself to be a hard worker. For example, when we challenged our staff to develop a list of new projects, [Name of Applicant] not only came up with in-office projects and Internet initiatives but also broke down such ideas into a detailed plan. She really understands how to make good use of the latest technology and marketing techniques. To have such a creative and focused employee is a dream.
Hiring [Name of Applicant] is a smart decision that you will not regret. [Name of Applicant] is a hard worker, loyal, and always goes above and beyond the call of duty. I cannot think of a better fit for this position. If you have any further questions, feel free to call or email me. I would be glad to talk about [Name of Applicant]. Thank you for your time.