There are several reasons why you might needs a letter of recommendation from an employer, former employer, or direct supervisor. Many business schools ask students to supply a letter of recommendation from a former employer or direct supervisor as part of the admissions process. You may also need an employer recommendation or career reference to get a new job or impress potential clients.
A sample recommendation letter can help you determine what should be included in a letter (if you are the letter writer) and what you should request from others (if you are the one who needs the recommendation.) This sample letter of recommendation shows what might be included in an employer recommendation.
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Sample Letter of Recommendation From Employer
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is my personal recommendation for Cathy Douglas. Until just recently, I have been Cathy's immediate supervisor for several years. I found her to be consistently pleasant, tackling all assignments with dedication and a smile.
Besides being a joy to work with, Cathy is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. She has successfully developed several marketing plans for our company that have resulted in increased revenue. During her tenure, we saw an increase in profits that exceeded one million dollars. The new revenue was a direct result of the sales and marketing plans implemented by Cathy.
Though she was an asset to our marketing efforts, Cathy was also extraordinarily helpful in other areas of the company. In addition to writing effective training modules for sales representatives, Cathy assumed a leadership role in sales meetings, inspiring and motivating other employees.
I highly recommend Cathy for employment. She is a team player and would make a great asset to any organization.
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