Professional Letter of Recommendation [Free Samples]

On behalf of an employee who is seeking for a new job, an employer usually provides a professional letter of recommendation. This letter can be quite useful in supporting a job seeker in securing a specific job. 

It’s critical for the person writing the letter to know whether their recommendation is for a specific job opening or if it’s a generic letter of recommendation for a job search.

Sample 1 - professional letter of Recommendation

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code

DATE

Receiver’s Name
Receiver’s Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear [Name of Receiver],

I’m writing to recommend [Name of Person] for the position of energy-efficiency project manager at your company. 

I worked for three years as Name of Person’s supervisor in the field of setting up recycling systems for small and large organizations, therefore I am familiar with her abilities. She is the most committed and enthusiastic team member I’ve ever encountered.

[Name of Person] was always thinking ahead and predicting problems in a variety of circumstances. On multiple occasions, she was able to come up with innovative ideas and dazzle our clients with the solutions our team constructed.

She also recommended that a shoe manufacturer update part of their machinery, which resulted in a 20% reduction in energy consumption. In fact, she was the driving force behind every project we worked on last year in terms of developing solutions.

She is rarely upset or agitated and has a calm temperament. On several occasions, she acted as the team’s mediator, bringing everyone to an agreeable resolution. 

I’ve been her boss for the entire time she’s worked for us, and I’ve watched her develop as a leader and get a thorough understanding of the industry. 

I have no concerns in recommending her for the position of energy-efficiency project manager at your company, and I am convinced that she will be a valuable member of your team.

I may be reached at [555-123-4567] or [name@email.com] if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Sincerely, 

Signature
Your Name

Sample 2 - professional letter of Recommendation

Your Name
Name of Company (if Applicable)
Position in Company (if Applicable)
Address of Company or Recommender
City, State, Zip Code

DATE

Name of Employer
Name of Company if Applicable
Address of Company if Applicable or of Employer
City, State, Zip Code

Dear [Name of Employer]:

This letter is a formal recommendation for [Name of Candidate] to be promoted to Project Manager for the waste management area of [Name of Company] from [Name of Candidate] who currently works in the Research and Development department. I’ve been the Director of Research and Development for ten years, and I’ve known [Name of Candidate] for five years. 

During her five years at [Name of Organization], [Name of Candidate] has conducted considerable waste management research and development and executed various recycling projects that have saved the company money.

This letter is a formal recommendation for [Name of Candidate] to be promoted to Project Manager for the waste management area of [Name of Company] from [Name of Candidate] who currently works in the Research and Development department. 

I’ve been the Director of Research and Development for ten years, and I’ve known [Name of Candidate] for five years. 

During her five years at [Name of Organization], [Name of Candidate] has conducted considerable waste management research and development and executed various recycling projects that have saved the company money.

[Name of Candidate] has led two teams that researched [Name of Company]’s waste production and the options for environmentally friendly solutions for management. She inspired the team and maintained a high-level enthusiasm for each project.

[Name of Candidate] is a volunteer for the local school system, teaching young children about the necessity of trash management. 

I feel [Name of Candidate] is deserving of a promotion to Project Manager for the waste management section for the reasons stated above, as well as other ones that I may share with you. If you have any questions, please contact me at [Phone Number] or [Email Address].

Sincerely,

Signature
Your Name

Sample 3 - professional letter of Recommendation

Your Name
Your Title
Company or Law Firm of Writer
Address of Writer
City, State, Zip Code

DATE

Name of Recipient
Title of Recipient
Company or Law Firm of Recipient
Address of Recipient
City, State, Zip Code

Dear [Name of Recipient]:

This letter is intended to serve as a formal recommendation for [Name of Candidate] for the post of lawyer at your firm. 

[Name of Candidate] worked for my firm for seven years and was an excellent lawyer throughout that time. 

She is quitting my company because her spouse has been transferred to Your City, and she intends to follow him there. 

I’m sad for having to let her go, but I understand her desire to keep her family intact, especially since she has two small children. 

She expressed an interest in continuing her legal career, and I offered to refer her to your business.

[Name of Candidate] has a keen sense of detail, which has come in handy for our organization on multiple occasions. 

Our clients admire her calm demeanor both in and out of the courtroom. She has won a great percentage of her cases, owing to her meticulous due diligence and ability to outshine the prosecution.

[Name of Candidate] has a strong sense of community and takes at least two pro bono cases per year to assist persons who might otherwise be unable to afford legal representation. 

She provided pro bono legal guidance to a group of residents who did not want to be evicted from their homes to make way for a mall parking lot. She was successful in her lawsuit.

Everyone at the firm is saddened by her departure. She puts her various skills to work for the firm and its clients. 

I feel [Name of Candidate] will be an excellent addition to your team, and I strongly urge you to give her a chance. 

If you have any questions or would want additional information concerning her character and actions, please contact me at [Phone Number] or [Email Address]. I’ve also included a copy of my business card.

Sincerely,

Signature
Your Name