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The business recommendation letter helps in recommending a person by some higher authority for a certain job position or task in an organization. This letter praises the concerned person depicting his or her qualities, achievements, and work done by him or her that makes him/her an eligible candidate. Writing a recommendation letter is a bit difficult unless one understands the format and content to be included in this letter. These letters are generally considered as business letters and are used to highlight the accomplishments of the person recommended.

While writing a business letter, one must understand its importance and further format it accordingly. This letter must be left-justified and include five important sections: the date, your address, recipient's address, salutation, the body of the letter, and signature. Each of these sections must be separated by a single line space. While writing the content of this letter, you must explain your relationship with the candidate you are recommending. This letter must also clearly specify why the candidate is eligible and what all skills and accomplishments he or she possesses to be recommended for a particular position.

The following business recommendation letter sample will further guide you about the format as well as the content to be included in the letter.

Business Recommendation Letter Sample

James Harris
World Book Organization
121 Church Street,
Minneapolis, MN, 12345

July 11, 2012

John Anderson
Booker Club Institute
143 Roger Street,
New Brighton, MN, 12367

Dear Mr. Anderson,

I am writing this letter to take up an opportunity to recommend my Assistant Manager, Harry Morris for the designation of Manager in your institute.

It give me great pleasure to recommend Harry for this position, as he is one of the best colleagues I ever got. Harry has been working with me since last six years. He came to World Book Organization as a freshman and has been working as an assistant manager after three promotions and is performing exceedingly well.

Harry is an intelligent and hard working employee and is always eager to take up new responsibilities and completing them efficiently within the given time frame. He is also a person who can lead a group of individuals with persistence and motivation. He was highly instrumental and managed the entire book exhibitions we organized. He is an expert in management, book keeping, maintaining records, building up new clients, and effective solving of customer problems.

Harry is one of the best employees in our organization. Thus, I recommend Harry to take up the position of Manager in your institute. He will definitely bring prosperity to your institute through his hard work, sincerity, and team spirit.

You are always welcomed to get any more feedback regarding Harry's performance.

Yours Faithfully,

James Harris
World Book Organization

The above drafted business letter of recommendation will further help you in understanding the format and content by drafting your own recommendation letter.
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Comments (2)

  • SandraNurse's picture

    Hello, Thanks a lot for this great article , It is very difficult sometimes to write these types of letters, as you need to keep formal as much as possible , and to use strong and precise phrases, I usually use sites that provide formal letter samples like Business letter template so i make things easier and easier for me,

    Thanks a lot again

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