As a typical “to whom it may concern” letter, recommendation letters hold much weight in the candidate screening process. The point of writing a letter of recommendation for someone is to assist in opening new employment doors for them. You can write recommendations for your colleagues, team members, underlings and even for your boss!
For instance, a nurse writing a recommendation letter for a fellow nurse must write an outstanding one for her to be able to use it effectively. A coworker will provide details of how well a fellow nurse worked with patients and how diligent she was during the time they worked together. The focus of a recommendation letter will be her skills, ability to work in a tense environment and knowledge of handling emergency situations or difficult patients with tact and fortitude.
There is no such thing as a “mediocre” recommendation letter – it is either an outstanding one or a bad one. So if you are asked to write one for a coworker, make sure it is the former. The whole idea behind writing a letter of this sort is to provide detailed descriptions of the many qualities that your coworker has and can contribute to another hospital or medical facility.
If you concentrate on the word “outstanding”, you can gather your thoughts enough to write a perfectly awesome recommendation letter for your colleague. Here is an example:
April 17, 2015
To Whom It May Concern
I am writing this letter to give my highest recommendation to Irma Dunst as a Registered Nurse. I initially got to know Irma in a professional capacity (we work together at Sava Senior Care Facility) in June 2010 and since then, we have come a long way as we got to know each other in a personal capacity as well.
Irma transforms into a true “Florence Nightingale” as soon as she started working at our facility. She is professional, exudes contagious enthusiasm and has deep insight into advanced nursing care activities. All patients assigned to her were looked after professionally and compassionately.
As a dedicated nursing professional, Irma has the ability to design care plans and execute them to absolute perfection. As an individual, she is helpful and always has a smile for everyone. In summary, Irma is clearly the best coworker I have had the pleasure to work with throughput the last 4 years. I am of the opinion that she will be an outstanding asset to any healthcare facility.
Please feel free to call me at (222) 222-2222 for any further information that you may need regarding Irma’s suitability for a registered nurse position.
Registered Nurse, Sava Senior Care
9 Eden Roc Road
Sandy Springs, GA 72746