When applying for a job or a scholarship, a letter of recommendation is of particular value. It is written on the part of the giver and is usually entrusted to a person who can vouch for the skills and qualities of another. After studying several such letters, I came to the conclusion that mostly their authors are people who have extensive experience working in a particular field. This is a valuable aspect since these professionals have a clear idea of what a specific job activity is.
A letter of recommendation has several mandatory characteristics that must be observed when writing it. It should be personal and written in a confident tone and with a proper amount of confirmation of the above statements (Kong et al., 2021). In addition, a positive and enthusiastic tone is essential to convince the candidate of the importance. The recommendation letter is also aimed at a direct relationship with the position or program.
I believe that the person who can write me the most accurate letter can be my professor. This is due to the fact that these specialists know the students better than others. Moreover, they can soberly relate to the description of the best qualities of a person while not going beyond and attracting bias. In addition to qualities, I think it is necessary to describe a person’s professional knowledge, leadership abilities, and teamwork skills. In the case of employment, this can be especially valuable since the success of the company directly depends on the corporate activities of the staff. The purpose of the recommendation letter is to confirm information about the candidate. In addition, it can show the employer or manager data about opportunities, work styles, and habits of the person applying for the job.
Kong, J. H., Steele, L. J., & Botham, C. M. (2021). Ten simple rules for writing compelling recommendation letters. PLoS Computational Biology, 17(2), e1008656. Web.