Recommendation letters are a very important part of the new job hunting process. This is especially true if a “personal services” role is in question.
For instance, if you are applying for the position as a caregiver, then you will need a solidly written recommendation letter to help you along.
There are very few employers who do not require recommendation letters to decide who to hire for a caregiver position.
Mostly, employers depend highly on reference or recommendation letters to figure out if a candidate is good enough for the caregiver job that they have posted.
Looking at the other side of the coin, if you have been asked to write a recommendation letter, you might find yourself wondering what to do.
First things first. Determine if the person who has asked you to write a recommendation letter is actually worth the recommendation. If yes, you can move to step 2 – determining what to write. For this, the best thing to do is to look at some samples.
When you read a sample, try to put yourself in the position of whoever is going to read the letter.
What does it say?
Does it communicate what you want to hear about a prospective employee?
Ask yourself which letter stands out. And then use it as a model for the one that you have to write.
And here is an example that you can use as a model:
See also: Caregiver Reference Letter Sample
Caregiver Recommendation Letter Sample
November 8, 2018
To Whom It May Concern
It is a true pleasure for me to write this letter of recommendation for Maria Bailey. Maria had worked as my mother’s primary caregiver for more than 3 years. Looking after my mother who had advanced dementia was a difficult task but Maria handled it dedicatedly and professionally.
Maria is compassionate by nature and always positive about things. Even during terrible rages of anger that she was subjected to by my mother, she remained calm and in a state of “constant caregiving”. As someone who has a great devotion to logic and an eye for detail, she has the capacity to remain calm and think logically even during severely distressing times.
During the time Maria spent working with my mother, she provided her with much-needed companionship and conversation, medication support and assistance with incontinence and also worked as her nutritionist. I truly believe that because of her eagerness to help, she made my mother’s life easier than they would have been otherwise.
In conclusion, I recommend Maria for a caregiver position without reservation. I believe that she is completely capable of providing exceptional care, both on a physical and emotional level while maintaining her client’s dignity. If there is anything else that you need to know about Maria, please feel free to contact me at (000) 411-5693.