A recommendation letter is a necessary component of a job search or college application. But it can be challenging to write. Use this letter of recommendation template as a starting point to create a meaningful, glowing reference. The recommendation letter template features sample text that you can use as is or change to fit your needs. Each paragraph guides you through what content is required and gives suggestions for additional content. Download this recommendation letter template to use as a reference for a former co-worker, employee, or student. This is an accessible template.