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Types of Recommendation Letters

Different Types of Recommendation Letters

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There are several types of recommendation letters including recommendation letters for employment, for college or graduate school, and for online networking sites like LinkedIn. Here is information on the different types of recommendation letters including employment, academic, personal, character, student and more sample recommendation letters.

Academic Recommendation Letters

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Recommendations from teachers can be used when applying for jobs and internships.  Academic recommendations are also included in college and graduate school applications.  Review academic recommendation letter examples including college recommendation letters, letters for students, letters from teachers, letters for teachers and other academic letters of recommendation.

Character and Personal Reference Letters

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Looking for your first job? Concerned about the references your employer might give you? Consider using a character reference (personal reference) in addition to or as an alternative to employment reference letters.  Neighbors and acquaintances may be willing to write a reference for you. Business acquaintances, academic advisors, customers, and vendors can all make good references.

Email Reference Letters

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References can be provided via email as well as in a formal written letter.  Here's a sample email reference letter.

Employment Recommendation Letters

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These employment recommendation letter examples include employee recommendation letters, letters from supervisors, recommendation letters for a promotion, letters from previous employers, personal recommendation letters, and other employment-related recommendation letters.

Letter of Recommendation Samples

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Sample reference and recommendation letters, letter samples for character references, a reference letter template, and a letter asking for a reference.

LinkedIn Recommendations

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To a potential employer, a LinkedIn recommendation is a reference in advance and they add weight to your LinkedIn profile. The best way to get LinkedIn recommendations is to give them. When you recommend a LinkedIn member you are attesting to their qualifications and people love being recommended. They will most likely reciprocate if you take the time to recommend them.

Student Recommendation Letters

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Sample student recommendation letters including reference letters, academic references, personal references, letters asking for a reference, and lists of references.

More Information on Letters of Recommendation

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What job seekers and employees need to know about references, including information on reference and recommendation letters, sample letters of recommendation and reference lists, how to ask for a reference, how to write a reference, and how to use references. There is also information on what reference checkers can ask about you and what previous employers can disclose.

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