If you are writing a personal recommendation letter, include a salutation (Dear Dr. Smothers, Dear Ms. Miller, etc.). If you are writing a general letter, say "To Whom it May Concern."
In the first paragraph of the recommendation letter state the purpose of the letter.
The second paragraph of the recommendation letter explains your connection to the person you are recommending, including how you know them, and why you are qualified to write a recommendation letter to recommend employment or graduate school.
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The third paragraph of the recommendation letter contains specific information on the person you are writing about, including why they are qualified, what they can contribute, and why you are providing a reference letter.
If necessary, use more than one paragraph to provide details.
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When writing a specific letter referring a candidate for a particular job opening, the recommendation letter will include information on how the person's skills match the position they are applying for..
This section of the recommendation letter contains a brief summary of why are you are recommending the person. State that you "highly recommend" the person or you "recommend without reservation" or something similar.
The concluding paragraph of the recommendation letter contains an offer to provide more information. You can include a phone number within this paragraph. Another option is to include a phone number and email address in the return address section or signature of the letter.
Finish up your letter with a formal letter closing and your name and title: