How Should You Write a Letter of Commendation for a Job Well Done?

A letter expressing recommendation for a job well done should include the positive attributes, the strengths and the skills of an individual. The letter basically offers support for the individual noting praise, performance achievements and an overall reference for a job.

The letter should be addressed to the individual being praised or to a potential employer if the individual has requested a formal reference. Writers may begin by introducing their relationship to the individual and the capacity in which they have worked with the person. The remainder of the letter should include on-the-job achievements, goals met, skill proficiencies and promotions, if applicable. The letter should conclude with contact information in case additional details are requested.