General Letter of Recommendation

General Letter of Recommendation


A general letter of recommendation is a letter usually written by an authority or higher status personality who has the power to bend a decision into a favourable one, to recommend some individual or company with favorable words for a particular purpose, such as employment opportunities, further studies or membership to a club or society that would benefit him or her. The writer of the letter should be a reputable personality who would be able to impact the recipient with his recommendation. It is a formal letter and hence has to be polite and humble.

A recommendation letter is very favorable for the person about whom is written as it puts in a good word for them. Do not conjure lies which could be harmful in the long run. Tell the truth. Do not be intimidating by forcing the sender to hire the person concerned but instead delicately make them see the light. Double check the letter as it would appear foolish to make any type of error. You can briefly explain your relation with the person you are recommending.

Sample Letter

The following is a sample of General Letter of Recommendation.


Myron L. Key,

General Manager,

Union Marketing Consultants,

510 Dale Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98161

February 15, 2011


HR Department,

Litt Consulting Agency,

23/1, Baker Street,

New York, 2781

Subject: General Letter of Recommendation

To Whomsoever It May Concern,

This letter is a general recommendation for Ms. Jill Foster, who has been an employee of Union Marketing Consultants from March 2008 – January 2011 where she worked diligently and was an asset to the organization as the head of the marketing department.

Ms. Jill Foster has always been a hard working, diligent employee. She was responsible for the post she held off the head of the marketing department.  She started as a Consulting Trainer before being confirmed to her current position at Union Marketing Consultants in August 2009. She has come a long way and has achieved much more than people of her age.

Ms. Foster is very meticulous in her job with good people skills; she interacts well with all levels of management and clients. She is very professional at work and has successfully assisted many clients in their businesses. She treats everybody equal and is calm and poised proving anyone that she has enough sense.

On the behalf of Union Marketing Consultants, I would like to wish Ms. Jill Foster all the best for any of her future endeavors. We would always wish the best for her and hope that her future ventures bring her fortune and the people she associates with believe in her and treat her the same way that she deserves to be.

Thanking You.

Yours sincerely,

Myron L. Key,

General Manager,

Union Marketing Consultants.


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