Sample Letter of Reference

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February 5, 2010

John Brown                                          
Director of Everyone
WWW Corporation                                        
1111 Easy Street
Nice, MO  22113

Salutation: Dear Mr. Brown:

Introduction:  It is with great enthusiasm that I write a recommendation for Susie Q for the position of Graphic Artist.  I have had the pleasure of being Ms. Park's direct supervisor for the past two years.  In that time, I have had the opportunity to view her ability to accomplish tasks in a timely manner, develop creative and unique displays and to support difficult implementation of web designs.  In my 15 years in the graphic arts area supervising over 25 student workers, Ms. Parks is a student who has made a significant contribution to our area.

Body of Letter:  Ms. Parks single-handedly developed a new webpage to interact with students and staff focusing on recycling and its impact on the campus community.  This multi-level web site included detailed questions and answers on the subject, relevant notations on recycling sites and notations on further materials. 

Ms. Parks, upon her own initiative, is self-taught on various publishing programs.  This skill has come in handy on a number of occasions when we needed assistance in producing brochures, information on office resources and organizing other data in our program.

Not only are Ms. Park's programming and presentation skills extraordinary, but her organizational skills are also exemplary.  She has been instrumental in developing a new method of organizing volunteer hours in her recycling efforts which has optimized the talents of the volunteers with the times they are most needed.

Closure:  As you can see, we have been delighted with the work of Ms. Parks. If you are looking for an organized and articulate person to help as a graphic artist in the area of web design, I can think of no better candidate than Susie Q.  Please feel free to contact me if you need additional information.

Superb Supervisor
Superb Supervisor
Graphic Arts Department


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