GUIDELINES

  1. Your younger neighbor, relative or family friend might ask you for a job recommendation if he or she is looking for his or her very first work. Often you have little to recommend about them except for their passion and their qualities. The most useful approach is to provide a lot of real and specific information about what you truly know about their work habits and ethics.
  2. Recognize the person that ask your recommendation. Point out that he or she asked for the recommendation.
  3. Tell them about your relationship with the individual.
  4. List down the reasons why you think that the person you are recommending can do well for the job. Give a lot of real and accurate information.
  5. Describe the youth's personal characteristics and aspects of integrity.
  6. End with a final confirmation and tell them that they are welcome to ask for more information and specific queries.

SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

I checked out the four cars you were considering buying. I went online and looked at a side-by-side comparison of a web company that does an unbiased report including customer ratings.

I also went to the dealerships and drove all four. Although all seemed to be good cars with excellent gas mileage, I have listed the pros and cons for you.

Hopefully, this will help you to make a sound choice and a wise investment. Of course, anything you will be driving back and forth to college should be very safe. I feel confident that any of these four would be great. The road and safety tests give top scores for all of them.

I hope my notes make sense and help you decide. Good luck in your choice!

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -