Work experience is important for everyone. But not at the cost of education.
If you are already working somewhere and want to study further, you may need to ask your employer to give you a recommendation letter.
This can make it easier for you to apply to a college or university on the basis of your experience and knowledge of the work that you have done.
If you are on this side of the table, where you have to write a recommendation letter for an employee who wants to study further, it is time to dig some facts.
Ask the employee why he wants to apply for a particular program. And then gel together his or her skills with the degree or diploma program that he or she is applying for. Once a match is made, it is easy to write a recommendation letter.
To see what a recommendation letter looks like, you can refer to the following example:
Letter of Recommendation from Employer for Higher Studies
To Whom It May Concern
Patricia Jones has been working as a sales assistant under my supervision for over 3 years now. During the time that she has spent here, she has worked extremely hard to meet her targets and has been successful in doing so.
Owing to Patricia’s outgoing and pleasant personality, the company has flourished in many ways, including an increase in the customer base. During a particularly difficult sale week, she handled the work of 3 sales assistants, without any significant issues arising. She is hardworking and extremely efficient in whatever she does, which is why she is usually the choice where handling corporate accounts is concerned.
Patricia has never let the company down. In fact, she has worked long and hard to make it come on top of the competition, offering well-placed advice during recession times. Moreover, she has always made an extra effort to help her coworkers by providing support when needed.
I have always known of Patricia’s desire to study further, and it gives me immense pleasure to see that she has applied and been selected for the sales course at Millennium Business College. She has my full recommendation for this program as I feel that the university will be gaining valuable talent.
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