How to write successful letters of recommendation : 10 easy steps for reference letters that your employees, colleagues, students & friends will appreciate ; with companion CD-ROM /

Letters of recommendation are a part of every standard school or job application. As an employer, professor, colleague, peer, or friend, chances are that at one point or another, you will be asked to put a person on paper -- and every word counts. Outlined in ten easy steps, How to Write Successful...

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Main Author: Sarmiento, Kimberly, 1975-
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Language:English
Published: Ocala, FL : Atlantic Publishing Group, [2014]
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245 1 0 |a How to write successful letters of recommendation :  |b 10 easy steps for reference letters that your employees, colleagues, students & friends will appreciate ; with companion CD-ROM /  |c by Kimberly Sarmiento. 
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a Introuction. A 10-step summary ; Book organization -- Letters of recommendation overview. Letter of recommendation defined -- When (and how) to say no -- What to know before you write a letter. Letter rules and/or guidelines -- Writing a strong letter part one : structure, format, & grammar. Letter components ; Formatting elements ; Mailed letters vs. emailed letters ; Paragraphs vs. bullets ; Writing guidelines ; Spell it out and avoid company jargon ; Common gramatical/word use mistakes to avoid -- Writing a strong letter part two : content strategy. Identify the purpose of the letter ; Introduce yourself ; Explain your qualifications ; Remember the value of honesty ; Include achievements & results ; Answering questions the reader wants to know ; Provide a means of follow up -- The professional letter of recommendation, part 1. Content that matters ; Experience matters ; Avoid templates -- The professional letter of recommendation, part 2. The business relationship ; The job opening -- The academic letter of recommendation. Undergraduate programs ; Graduate schools ; Scholarships/fellowships ; Internships -- Writing a letter of recommendation for a friend -- Networking/introduction letter. Professional networking sites ; Introductory emails -- Performance evaluations. Three-level systems ; Five-level systems -- What to leave out of a letter of recommendation -- Sample professional letters of recommendation -- Sample academic letters of recommendation -- Quick guides for letter writing. Synonyms list ; Character traits to focus on ; Action words -- Conclusion. 
520 |a Letters of recommendation are a part of every standard school or job application. As an employer, professor, colleague, peer, or friend, chances are that at one point or another, you will be asked to put a person on paper -- and every word counts. Outlined in ten easy steps, How to Write Successful Letters of Recommendation gives you the tools you need to write reference letters that your employees, colleagues, students, and friends will appreciate. You will learn everything you need to know about writing the perfect letter of recommendation that will get your friend, colleague, or student accepted or hired. The most effective letters of recommendation are accurate, succinct, descriptive, and powerful, and include realistic evaluations of performance and capability. With ideas about how to start your letter and topics to include, this complete guide will teach you how to do just that, as you construct the perfect letter from start to finish. With How to Write Successful Letters of Recommendation as a guide, your employees, colleagues, students, and friends will see you as their go-to source to helping them succeed in their next big venture. 
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