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Sample Personal Letters of Recommendation

Personal letters of recommendation have become a trend of sorts, and have been in vogue since the human resource managers started their hunt for better and talented employees. A couple of sample personal letters of recommendation have been provided in the Buzzle article below.
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Imagine yourself to be a student who has just completed college as well as an internship program. You are now ready to go and achieve your goals on the outside. You also have some interviews and job prospects lined up in front of you. However, nobody in the prospective employer's office knows you, since you have randomly answered all the employment related advertisements. Well, here is where the personal letters of recommendation come in. They are mostly written by the people who have had a close contact with your professional life. The basic intention is to build up faith about your productivity, efficiency, and talents in the minds of your prospective employers. You can refer the samples given below and draft one for yourself.

Observe the connectivity and the significance of the different paragraphs of the letter.

Example #1

To Whomsoever it may concern,
I have known Mr. Aeneas M for quite a long time and have worked as his team leader for the past 15 months. He was completing his internship as a paralegal in the process of becoming a lawyer during this period.
Aeneas is a very hardworking fellow and also aims at achieving the maximum possible efficiency at all the possible areas of work that he handles. He is a person who puts his best foot forward into the task that has been assigned. This is probably the reason that he is able to complete seemingly herculean targets and tasks.
Timely completion with the maximum efficiency has always been his motto. His immense thirst for knowledge and readiness to learn and understand newer things has helped him achieve complete mastery over his work. These capabilities are also backed up by his excellent and meritorious achievements in academics and all the extra curricular activities at the law school. His internship at my law firm certainly proved to be beneficial to us, as he contributed to many of the cases that were assigned to him.
I firmly believe that he would make an excellent lawyer for your company and will deliver a performance that exceeds your expectations. Personally, I am of the opinion that you would be lucky to have him work in your legal department.
Yours Truly,
XYZ
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This was a sample personal letter of recommendation for employment. This is one of the most commonly-used ones. Some letters may also be attached to the reference letters or cover letters.

Example #2

A prominent letter that every person needs to know about is the one that is written at a personal level. The one above is written at a professional level. The one that follows is written as personal favor.

Dear Maisie,

I have known John for quite a long time and he has been my tenant for the past 5 years. I can, with confidence, state that he is a very honest and hardworking fellow, who hasn't caused any trouble to his landlord. He is also very helpful and interactive and can strike up a conversation easily. He never gets into any antisocial or problematic activities and is also very religious. He is most definitely a safe bet, both in terms of timely rental payments, as well as in the maintenance and welfare of my property.

You will be certainly lucky to have him as a tenant.

Yours Truly,
XYZ
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The individual writing a recommendation letter has to throw light on the positive working habits and traits of the individual who intends to use this letter. Hence it is important to write a very good and convincing letter that will help your friends, colleagues, deputies, and superiors.
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Published: August 21, 2009
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