Sample Reference Letter Template for Business
It is my great pleasure to write this letter of recommendation
for Mr. Li Yan, one of the best staffs in my company, for entrance
into your MBA program.
I have known Li for about two years since he joined my company. I
hired him as a software engineer for FOX product of my company, CGI
Japan, in May of 2000. CGIjapn is the Japan subsidiary of CGI Corp,
which is the fourth largest independent IT services provider in the
world (ranking No.1 in Canada) . CGIjapn's clients are mainly the
large financial companies in Japan. FOX is our key software package.
It is an advanced system for real-time stock trading, providing
customers with real time market information and maximum uptime
services. Due to the high productivity of the financial industry
where loss may count to million dollars for a single system-down, it
is a really challenge to any IT professional who wants to pursue a
career success. It has proven that Li is the very person from the
beginning. He shows his ability to handle every critical situation.
His professional skill, plus his personality and gifts of
perception, gains the trust of his customers and colleagues.
Besides, his communication skill has helped us overcome some very
difficult situations and brought back a very important customer.
Li has the potential to be a good leader. First of all, he is quite
ready to take the responsibility and deal with the subsequent
difficulties. In August 2000, after the sudden leave of his team
leader while they were doing a project for SANWA Securities, Li was
appointed to take the leadership. He took over the management
despite of the strict schedule and the complicated situations.
Thanks to his effective communication with the customers (he could
speak very fluent Japanese), the project was finished on time and
was highly evaluated by the customer. Secondly, Li is very good at
learning and applying his knowledge to practice. He spent his spare
time to study project management, and finally got a certification as
Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management
Institute. I should say it is a quite difficult certification.
Moreover, he effectively utilized some software tools in his project
planning and management: a website integrated with such tools was
constructed under his proposal to facilitate the communication and
cooperation among his team members. All these have helped him to
finish several projects on time and on budget.
Lastly, Li always keeps very good relations with people around, such
as his supervisors, colleagues and customers. His team is composed
of members from different countries. I know that they all have very
good impression of Li. This should largely rely on his humility.
Whenever there's some trouble, he never blamed others or shirked his
responsibility. Instead, He could concentrate on finding the cause
of the problems and solve them. This helped to keep his whole team
as a high-efficient and harmonious professional group. Li also keeps
very good relations with his customers, even after the project is
over. I remembered what he has said to me, that "the finish of
contract is the beginning of relationship".
As I know, Li is an ambitious young man who desires for further
development through a systematic study of business knowledge. For
this, he would even abandon his position of now. I am very sorry for
his leave but I respect his decision and I believe he would have a
very success future. I also believe he could make outstanding
contribution to your college.
Director of Capital Market Dept.