Part of Lesson Plan: Letters of recommendation
Activity Overview / Details
A letter of recommendation is a letter acknowleging your strenghts and skills. It is usually written by someone who knows you and what you can bring to the job. They are usually from past employers, teachers, coaches or other professional people that can attest to your skills and character. Sometimes these people do not have time or know how to write a letter and may tell you to write it yourself and they will sign it. If this is for a specific job, this is actually a good time to write your own letter as you probably know more about the job, what the employer needs and your own attributes than the person you have asked. If it is for a general letter, you can still write a great letter. But remember the person will only sign if they agree to what you have written in the letter.