It is really important to know how to write a letter of recommendation. Before writing a letter of reference the writer have to understand several very important things. First of all have to know that it is a time consuming task. You have to plane what you want to write, how long it should be. In general, recommendation letter is your opinion and feeling about a particular individual.
Recommendation letter should have several well organized and written paragraphs which will show your opinion to the person receiving the letter. Never write an recommendation letter if you do not have enough time or if you do not know well the person who ask you to write a recommendation letter for him/her because your recommendation maybe very important for the receiver.
If it is the first time that someone asked you to writhe a recommendation letter and you do not know how to write a letter of recommendation than it is worth to know that there are three general types of recommendation: academic reference, character reference and employment reference. Academic reference letter may be written for students who need to change his/her school or be enrolled in a particular college or university.
Academic reference letter should be written by trainer, teacher or professor and have to describe the general abilities of the person as a student. Character reference may be written by close friends, family members or relatives and have to illustrate the individual character and qualities of the person. More often written references are the third type, employment reference. Employment reference should be written by the supervisor or a person who has higher position and has had direct professional relationship whit the employee. New employer requires employment references of his/her new worker as it will help to recognize their abilities faster and more reliable.
In order to make your reference letter more professional and reliable it is significant to follow these common rules of writing recommendation letters. First of all, write down the reference letter on a letterhead if the company has one. The next step is that you have to keep the structure which is typical for reference letters. It will be nice if your reference letter has at least four paragraphs. The first paragraph should be your opening statement and have to mention how long you know the candidate. The second and third paragraph should contain several examples relating to the candidate and it is important that your body paragraphs may describe the individual as well as it possible.
In the last paragraph you have to show your confidence in candidate. Keep in mind that reference letter have to have your titles, position and signature. It is also important to send the reference letter in a closed envelop.
If you have a senior position in a company or you are a teacher than, for sure, you have to know how to write a recommendation letter, moreover you have to know how to do it in a professional level. There are many special explanatory books where you can find the general instructions of how to write a recommendation letter and different examples of reference letters.
However, it is more continent to search on internet where you can find thousands of websites regarding reference letters and their types.