Closing a
Letter of Recommendation

Closing a letter of recommendation to create the right impact involves 4 important steps.

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A strong recommendation letter closing includes the following:

1. Briefly and clearly summarize your reasons for recommending the applicant

2. Reconfirm your endorsement of the applicant

3. Indicate your willingness to be contacted should further information be required

4. Provide your full name, your job title and contact details

Closing a letter of recommendation tips

  • Use powerful words to highlight your enthusiasm about recommending the applicant, such as unequivocally, with the utmost confidence, firmly believe
  • Use targeted adjectives to confirm the candidate's suitability
  • Clearly state that you are available and willing to provide further information with words such as please don't hesitate to contact me
  • Sign off in a formal and professional manner such as Sincerely, Kind regards and include your full name, title and contact details

Closing a letter of recommendation examples

Letter of recommendation for an internship

In conclusion, Jane has many strengths and skills that qualify her as an excellent applicant for the internship position. In addition to her proven critical thinking and creative ability she has demonstrated both a passion for learning and an impressive  commitment  to achieving top results.  I can recommend her unequivocally and I am more than happy to provide any further information you may need.

Letter of recommendation for Internship

Letter of recommendation for leadership

Neil's performance as a pivotal member of my department is testament to his strong leadership potential and I can confidently recommend him for the team leader position. His drive and determination will ensure that he quickly achieves success in this position. Please contact me if you have any questions, I would be happy to further expand on Neil's credentials for the job.

Letter of Recommendation for Leadership

Letter of recommendation for academic program

Over the many years I have known Andrew he has matured into a fine young man with many admirable qualities. His resourcefulness and intelligence make him an excellent student while his commitment and passion for helping others are a strong foundation for his choice of  academic program. I can fully recommend him for admission to your college and I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Letter of recommendation from a sports coach

The time I have spent as Karen's sports coach has reinforced my initial impression of her as an outstanding individual. Her determination and drive coupled with her hard work and energy continue to impress me. A valuable and inspirational team member,  Karen will be an enormous asset to your organization/program. Please contact me if I can provide any further information to support Karen's application.

Letter of recommendation for scholarship

It has been a most rewarding experience teaching Joe and I can highly recommend him for the scholarship program. His passion for knowledge and his remarkable drive to achieve outstanding results make him an exemplary student and a deserving recipient of this scholarship. If you wish to know anything more about Joe, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Letter of recommendation from a supervisor

In conclusion I can recommend Kate for the XYZ job with full confidence in her ability to make a great success of the role. During the time I supervised Kate, she demonstrated over and over again her outstanding organizational ability, her strong communication skills and her impressive work ethic. Kate will be an asset to any organization and should you require any more information please don't hesitate to contact me.

Letter of recommendation for a teacher

I have enjoyed working with Gill and have benefited greatly from having her as my teaching assistant. She is resourceful, organized and dedicated. Her ability to build positive relationships with pupils,  parents and colleagues has earned her much respect. I can confidently and unequivocally recommend her for the teaching position and I am happy to provide any further information you may require.

Letter of recommendation for a caregiver

Anna's positivity, dedication and compassion make her an ideal person for the caregiver role and she has my full endorsement for any such position. My family are forever grateful to her and I am happy to answer any of your questions in support of Anna's application.

Good adjectives for letter of recommendation closing paragraph

Use powerful adjectives to describe the individual in your closing paragraph to leave a lasting impression on the reader.

These adjectives will make a strong impact at the end of your letter of recommendation:

  • outstanding
  • impressive
  • accomplished
  • driven
  • determined
  • resourceful
  • independent
  • confident
  • qualified
  • skilled
  • energetic
  • productive
  • ambitious
  • intelligent
  • knowledgeable

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