Have you ever been called upon to submit a letter of recommendation for a job, promotion, or other reason and realized that you have written a pretty forgettable letter? Your graduation record isn't the best on your file, your letters of recommendation aren't any good and it seems as though everyone else in your peer group has written better letters. Isn't it time to get back to basics? If you are asked to write a letter of recommendation for a specific position or asked to submit a letter of recommendation for an award, it's probably time to make some changes to your style and to practice a little renewal and repair.
A well_written, professionally formatted letter of recommendation can be a real asset in a job search or a promotion. If you have already submitted your resume to a potential employer, your graduate school counselor or someone who is reviewing your application will likely ask you to submit a letter of recommendation. This is where a well_written, professionally formatted letter of recommendation can really shine. It doesn't have to be a long, drawn_out document.
When you submit your letter of recommendation, the first thing you should do is write a very professional letter. In it, you should give your contact information and advise the reader of the exact reason you are writing the letter. You can even tell them the specific place they can find your resume and application online. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, and e_mail address.
Then you need to take some time and really consider what you want to communicate to the person reading your letter. Do you simply wish to inform the reader that you are proud of his or her accomplishments? Perhaps you wish to express gratitude for the opportunity that the reader has to help you obtain a position in your field. Perhaps you would like to inform the reader that you expect great things from them. No matter what your motivation, you can be sure that you will be able to express it properly in your recommendation.
Finally, you need to follow up! When you submit your letter of recommendation, you should let the person know where they can find your resume and application online. And you also need to tell them why you are sending this letter. Don't wait until after you have sent your letter to get your contact information and start writing.
As soon as you submit your letter, don't forget to send an email to the person with whom you shared your interest in applying to their school. The easiest way to do this is to include a sentence or two describing what you discussed in your letter. Also, you should always sign your name by formally signing your name in the bottom of the page.
At the end of your letter, you should indicate that you will be in touch. You can either include your email address or telephone number. This will let the person know that you are interested in speaking with them more about the application process. Always remember that it is not enough just to send your resume and your references. You also need to send copies of your letters as well.
If you need to fill in any other information, such as your phone number or email address, it should be spelled correctly. Even if you have professionally written the letter, it doesn't mean that it has to be poorly written. All you have to do is make sure that you write something that you will be proud to send out. Remember, the most important part of your letter isn't to send it to the person who is being interviewed, but to send it to the person who is responsible for hiring you. If you have a very good letter, they may just overlook the resume and send you in for an interview instead.