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Writing Letters of Recommendation

Tips and advice for writing reference letters for employment.

How to Write a Letter of Recommendation
How to write a letter of recommendation, including what to include in each section of the letter, how to send it and sample letters of recommendation for employment and academics.

How to Write a Reference Letter
How to write a reference letter, including the best way write a references, plus reference letter samples and examples.

Microsoft Word Reference Letter Templates
Microsoft reference letter templates are available as a free download for Microsoft Word users, or available within your Word program, to use to write letters of reference.

Reference Letter Guidelines
Guidelines for writing, organizing and formatting reference letters for students, friends, employees, or colleagues for whom you are providing employment or admissions recommendations.

How to Reject a Recommendation Request
Here's how to politely decline a request for a reference, plus sample letters and email messages to decline requests for references and recommendation letters.

Sample Reference Letters
Use this sample reference letters, academic references, and personal references, as a guide for writing your own reference letters.

Reference Letter Format
Reference letter format to use when writing a reference letter.

Letter of Recommendation Template
Letter of recommendation template to use to write a recommendation letter for employment.

Reference Letter Template
Reference letter template with the appropriate format for writing a recommendation letter for employment.

Recommendation Letter Template
Recommendation letter to use to write a letter of recommendation for employment or educational purposes.

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