It is sometimes hard to know where to start when it comes to writing a letter of recommendation. You want to present the person in a way that highlights the qualities that a country club appreciates. The person will also appreciate your willingness to give a recommendation on his behalf. When you write your letter of recommendation, it is important for the letter to be professional and sincere. That can be done by following specific guidelines while writing your letter.
Request the information you'll need to write the letter. Research the country club and pay attention to the specific qualities they look for in members. Obtain information from the requester that includes qualifications and accomplishments. For instance, a resume will help you highlight the requester's professional success. Ask the requester to make a list of points and accomplishments that he would like to see in the letter.
Ask if there are specific forms that should be filled out in addition to the letter. Some country clubs have a form that should be included with recommendations.
Start the letter by explaining your relationship to the requester. State your name and position, along with the length of time you've known the requester. This establishes why you are qualified to evaluate the requester.
List a few of the requester's best qualities and skills. Give specific examples of how she has used those qualities in the past. Some examples to include are intelligence, work experience, reliability, working well with others and organizational skills.
Finish the letter with an overall assessment of the requester. Express the ways he is suitable for the country club. Do not over-compliment the requester or your letter may come across as insincere.
Add your contact information to the letter. Be aware that the country club may contact you to ask follow-up questions about the requester.
Make a copy of the letter in case the requester needs another reference in the future. Deliver the letter to the country club by their deadline.