With a personal letter, you are writing a recommendation because you know the person and their character. It should be someone who knows you well, and who can speak to your positive qualities.
What matters most is that this person will be able to provide you with an honest, positive reference.
In particular, make sure you know what the letter is for whether it is for a particular job, a college application, etc. Continue Reading. Explain the context of your relationship, but leave out overly personal details.
Download the personal reference letter template compatible with Google Docs and Word Online or see below for more examples. Offer to send them your resume or to update them on your life if they would like some more information, and make sure they understand the deadline by which their reference needs to be received.
A statement of recommendation Your final statement should declare your recommendation.