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Professional LOR – Format & Samples

If you want to study abroad to pursue your dream course at your dream institution or college, a LOR is likely one of the most significant documents you’ll need to submit for admission. It serves as a statement or proof of eligibility for students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies in another country. It might be offered by your prior institution or university where you studied, or it can be provided by the company/organization/firm where you worked.

 

What is a Professional LOR?

Those seeking to study abroad should be aware of the significance of a letter of recommendation. Prior work experience is required by the majority of foreign universities and colleges. A Professional LOR is a significant document, especially for admission to a master’s or other post-graduate school. Supervisors, managers, heads, and other senior employees, as well as colleagues, can provide such letters. The professional LOR must be specified on the letterhead, which students should be aware of. It focuses on determining the candidate’s ability to work in a variety of situations and collaborate with others, as well as their topic knowledge.

 

LOR Guidelines

A Professional Letter of Recommendation should be under 700 words long and divided into 4-5 paragraphs. The following are some of the most important elements to include in a professional letter of recommendation:

  • The relationship you have with the LOR writer should be stated in a brief and well-written introduction.
  • A summary of the applicant’s qualifications, qualities, and experiences.
  • A summary of the applicant’s time at the company.
  • The writer must propose the candidate to the university in the final paragraph.
  • The writer’s signature and name are included, as well as the designation, name of the organization, and contact information.
  • Create a LOR that emphasises the candidate’s accomplishments, qualities, talents, and educational background.

Template of a Professional LOR

Here is a sample letter of recommendation that you can use as a guide when writing your own:

Subject: Recommendation – [Applicant name]

[Your name]

[Your job title]

[Your company]

[Your professional address]

[Date]

[Salutation]

It gives me great pleasure to recommend [applicant’s name] for the position of [opportunity] in [organisation or institution]. [Insert information about your relationship and experience with the candidate].

[Information on the applicant’s qualifications, experience, and talents].

[Vote of confidence in the candidate’s ability to succeed in the unique opportunity]. Please do not hesitate to contact me at [your phone number and/or email address] if you require additional information or specific examples.

Sincerely,

[Your name]

 

Professional LOR Sample

Ashita Oberoi

Manager, HR

Credible Industries

Industrial Area, Raipur, 492003

March 27, 2020

To whom it may concern:

It gives me great pleasure to recommend Joh for a position with your prestigious company. I’ve known John for over three years, during which time he worked in my office as a communication professional.

During the period that he has worked with me, I was quite impressed with his attitude and efficiency. He is a brilliant young man who is also a consummate professional. I am convinced that he will demonstrate a high level of devotion and diligence in carrying out his work tasks and responsibilities in your organisation. He is a quick learner who has demonstrated the ability to assimilate vast amounts of data. Mr. John has shown the capacity to articulate knowledge and thoughts beautifully in both written and conversational form.

He’s also been successful in getting the media to participate in our outreach initiative. He has persuaded editors to publish his enthralling press releases and articles in their periodicals. John is also eager to take risks and isn’t afraid to work long hours. He is outgoing and eager to interact with others and involve them in projects.

I admire his desire to work as part of a team to improve the office’s ability to serve its stakeholders. Mr. John comes highly recommended by me. I am confident in his ability to immediately establish relationships with your employees and stakeholders. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 7000314778 or ashitaoberoi@email.com if you require additional information or particular instances.

Sincerely,

Ashita Oberoi

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