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 -

Recommendation letter to buy a car by listing pros and cons.

Further things to consider when writing recommendation letters to acquaintances

Recommendation Letters

Recommendation letters are letters written to provide information about your work or academic capabilities. These letters are written by your previous employers, colleagues, teachers, or any other person who can recommend your work or academic performance. The main objective of recommendation letters is to verify the aptitude, skills, and achievements of the person being recommended. They discuss the qualities and capabilities that make you the best fit for a given position or school program. Usually, these letters are sent to hiring managers or admissions officers to facilitate interviews or introduction of new candidates.

Writing recommendation letters is a huge responsibility that should be taken seriously. Therefore, before you agree to the task, you need to make sure that you understand what the letter will be used for and what information is expected from you. Begin by letting the recipient know that this is a recommendation letter. Explain how you know the candidate and how long you have been in a relationship with him/her. Give an evaluation of the candidate's skills and accomplishments and explain why he/she will be effective and productive. If necessary, give a personal testimony. End by reiterating your recommendation of the candidate and sign your name.

Letters to Acquaintances

Letters to acquaintances are letters you write to people that you know slightly, but who are not close friends. An acquaintance could be a colleague at work but whom you do not interact with on a regular basis, a person you went to school with but know little about him/her, or your Facebook contacts whom you interact with on a minor level. You could write a letter to this person to ask for a favor, invite him/her to a social event, or just pass some information. Although most people would opt for a social media message or text, a well-drafted letter will make the recipient see the seriousness of the matter and feel obliged to return the favor.

The best letters to acquaintances are warm, sweet, and friendly. Begin the letter with a proper salutation, based on your relationship with the recipient. State the purpose of the letter and be clear about what you want from the recipient. If you are asking him/her to do something for you, for instance, mention why you think he/she is the best person to get it done. Make the letter short and only provide the necessary details. Conclude on a positive note.

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