Pengertian, Struktur, dan Contoh Recommendation Letter (Surat Rekomendasi) dalam Bahasa Inggris

Pengertian, Struktur, dan Contoh Recommendation Letter (Surat Rekomendasi) dalam Bahasa Inggris

Scholars, have you ever heard ‘Recommendation Letter’? Ya, surat rekomendasi tuh. Lalu, apa sih fungsinya? Bagaimana cara membuatnya? Contohnya bagaimana? Let’s check this out!

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A. Pengertian Recommendation Letter

Recommendation letter adalah surat rekomendasi yang berisi tentang validasi pekerjaan, volunteer, keterampilan atau prestasi akademik seseorang. Tujuan dari menulis surat rekomendasi adalah untuk menguatkan pelamar dan memberikan nilai positif sebagai tambahan mengenai kinerja atau kebiasaan pelamar. Surat rekomendasi yang baik mencakup tiga poin utama, antara lain: hubungan pelamar dengan orang yang merekomendasikan, pengamatan dan evaluasi pekerjaan seorang pelamar, dan alasan mengapa pelamar memenuhi syarat untuk posisi tersebut.

B. Struktur Recommendation Letter

Berikut adalah struktur recommendation letter (surat rekomendasi):

  1. Company name or letterhead
  2. Receiver’s address
  3. Date
  4. Introduction and statement of recommendation
  5. List of specific reason
  6. Personal story (add soft and hard skills)
  7. Closing statement with contact information
  8. Salutation
  9. Signature

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C. Contoh Recommendation Letter

Berikut adalah beberapa contoh recommendation letter (surat rekomendasi) dengan gaya penulisannya masing-masing:

Contoh 1

A.N.Y. Company Ltd
69 Any Street, Anyville, Anystate
Tel: 0123456789

4 November 2021

To Whom It May Concern:

Reference for Mr James Blond
James Blond joined the A.N.Y. Company in July 1998. Since then he has proved to be a most reliable and effective member of the sales team.

James is professional and efficient in his approach to work and very well-liked by his colleagues and executive clients. He is well-presented and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

His contribution to all areas of company activity in which he has been involved have been much appreciated.

I believe that James will make a valuable addition to any organization that he may join. We deeply regret his decision to move on and I recommend him without hesitation.

I would gladly answer any request for further information.


Penny Farthing

Penny Farthing
Managing Director

Contoh 2

To Whom It May Concern:

It is my pleasure to strongly recommend Annie Chiu for a position as a data analyst for L&Q International.

I am Robert Cunningham, a regional manager at Mountain View Unlimited. I have 15 years of experience working as a statistician and client services specialist and have seen many young professionals come and go. Annie Chiu is one individual I have worked with who uniquely stands out.

During our time together, Annie displayed great talents in technical applications, such as ArcGIS, R coding, Python and several other data visualization tools. When we first met, I was immediately impressed with Annie and the technical skills she had on day one, but during the time worked together, her understanding of data analysis and the tools of the trade grew far more than that of her peers.

My first experience with Annie’s adaptability came not long after she was hired. Last year, we had one client who sent data in Excel that needed extensive cleanup. At that time, Annie’s experience with Excel was limited, but she worked extra hours to learn how to properly clean up data in Excel through the use of functions. Within the week, the client’s data was properly formatted so that it could be effectively analyzed and visualized. Annie even handled the data visualization with skill and the client had nothing but praise for the end result.

It’s not just her technical skills that impress me, however. Annie was a joy to work with because of her amazingly positive attitude and eagerness to stick tightly to deadlines. Her can-do attitude and team-building skills were also necessary and valued not just by myself, but by her peers, who often relied on her to get the job done.

I am absolutely confident that Annie would be a great fit for L&Q International. Not only will she bring the kind of skills and experiences you’re looking for in an applicant, but she will also quickly become an asset and help L&Q International grow in any way she can.

If you need more information or specific examples, please do not hesitate to contact me at 555-123-4567, or by email at As a recommendation letter likely only provides a snapshot of her talents and achievements, I would be happy to further elaborate on my time working with her.

Robert Cunningham
Regional Manager
Mountain View Unlimited

Contoh 3


Author: Iretna Ayu Labibah
Ig: @iretna_labibah

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