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June 18, 2024

To Whom It May Concern,

During the one year I have been the candidate's __________________ at __________________, I have witnessed him display exceptional skills as a ______________________

I am confident that the candidate's attitude and skills would make him a valuable contributor to any organization. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any additional questions you may have.



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Letter of Recommendation Information

What is a Letter of Recommendation?

A Letter of Recommendation is a document that describes why a person is a suitable candidate for a particular application.

Keep a consistent format for all of your reference letters with LawDepot's customizable Letter of Recommendation template.

When should you use a Letter of Recommendation?

Use LawDepot’s Letter of Recommendation template when giving (or asking someone to give) a reference. Simply answer our questionnaire to generate a thorough and descriptive reference letter.

Choose between four different types of references:

  • Professional: use for job applications and employment opportunities
  • Academic: use for scholarships or college applications
  • Rental: use for rental applications
  • Personal: use for immigration applications, court testimonies, and more

What do you write in a Letter of Recommendation?

A reference letter is a detailed account of a person's character, which can include descriptions of qualifications, skills, and personality traits. It should identify at least one of the candidate's best skills or traits and provide an example of a time the candidate demonstrated this skill.

Aside from describing the candidate, you should also include:

  • How you know the candidate
  • How long you've known them for
  • Your contact information

A reference letter should be clear, concise, and only include information that is relevant to a specific purpose. It’s typically no more than a page long.

Who can write a Letter of Recommendation?

While anyone can write a reference, the best person is someone who can speak about your quality of work and personal character. It's likely this person has known you for an extended period of time and can provide clear examples of your qualifications and achievements.

However, you should avoid obtaining a reference from anyone who could be considered biased, such as a family member. Depending on your circumstances for requiring the reference, there may be certain people better suited to the task. For instance, many rental applications require a reference letter from your previous landlord to get an idea of your behaviour as a tenant.

A professional reference can come from someone who worked with you, such as a:

  • Client
  • Co-worker
  • Current or former employer
  • Fellow volunteer

An academic reference can come from someone who’s a mentor to you, such as a:

  • Academic advisor
  • Coach
  • Professor
  • Tutor

A personal reference can come from anyone who knows you well and is commonly used in situations that require a character reference, such as a:

  • Child custody hearing
  • Court appearance
  • Job where ethics and morals play a large role (like with senior care)

A rental reference can come from:

  • Previous landlords
  • Roommates
  • Neighbours

Related Documents:

  • Cover Letter: Use this letter when you are applying to new jobs to introduce your skills and experience to potential employers.
  • Reference List: Compile a list of personal and professional contacts who can verify your information for a potential employer.
  • Resume Builder: Use this tool for building a custom, formatted document for your past work experience, skills, education, volunteer experience, and more.
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