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Letters of Recommendation

How to Download Sample Letters of Recommendation

Instructions are included for both Netscape 4.7 and Internet Explorer 5.0. The procedure for other versions is similar.

Internet Explorer 5.0

  1. Right-click a sample letter of recommendation download link with your mouse. Explorer opens the window below.
    • If you left-click instead, Explorer attempts to open the file rather than download it, and you don't see this window.
    • Just click Cancel and start this step over again.

IE Download Menu

  1. Click Save Target As...
    • Explorer might briefly display an interim window while it gathers file information.
  1. Explorer opens the window below. Choose the directory where you want to save the sample letter of recommendation.
    • You may type a new file name, but don't change the file type from RTF or your applications may not recognize it.

IE Download Window

  1. Click Save and the download proceeds.

Try it here or return to Download Samples first (the page that got you here). The sample links below open a new browser window, so you can still see these instructions and try other samples. Each time you click a sample link again, the new sample displays in the same new window, but this window will cover it because you clicked here last. Just bring the new window to the front of your screen. For example, in Windows® 95, click on it in the taskbar below.

Sample 1 - Template
Anatomy of a letter of recommendation in template form. It's not set in concrete, but rather just a guide.
Sample 2
Letter of recommendation for an above average to superior employee.
Sample 3
Letter of recommendation that explains the layoff of an above average to superior employee.
Sample 4
Letter of recommendation for an average to slightly above average employee.

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