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20 Best Free MS Word Letter of Recommendation Templates for 2021

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Recommendations and testimonials are an important part of doing business. Sometimes you receive them. At other times you need to create them. If you’re tasked with writing a letter of recommendation in Microsoft Word, a template could help it look great. 

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Premium letterhead template that could be used as a letter of recommendation template in Word.

Some reference letter template Word documents will help you follow the right format for your recommendation, reference or testimonial. They’ll also help you benefit from great design and layout, so your recommendation impresses right from the start. 

In this guide, I’ll share some premium and free Microsoft Word letter of recommendation templates on Envato Elements, and some of the recommendation templates for Word from GraphicRiver.

Best  Letter of Recommendation Microsoft Word Templates on Envato Elements and GraphicRiver

A letter of recommendation template in Word is a great way to get started when creating a reference letter or testimonial. Envato Elements has a great offer you won't want to miss. Download as many Microsoft Word reference letter template samples as you want, all for one low price.  

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Here are some of the reasons it makes sense to use a Microsoft template letter of recommendation:

  1. You won't have to worry about getting the format right. The correct layout is built into the template you download.
  2. A Microsoft Word letter of recommendation template will also be well-designed. Don't worry about fiddly design details. Instead, focus on getting the content right.
  3. You'll also save time and ensure that your Word recommendation letter makes a great first impression. 

To find the perfect reference letter template sample, visit Envato Elements.  Click on Graphic Templates, then type word into the search box. There are thousands of Microsoft template letters of recommendation and other templates to check out. Once you find the template you want, click Download, then start customizing. 

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Just a few of the premium templates to use as recommendation templates in Word.  

You can also find more recommendation templates for Word to download one-at-a-time on GraphicRiver. If you don't want the commitment of a subscription, GraphicRiver may be the choice for you.

5 Premium Reference Letter Word Templates

To get you started, here are some premium recommendation templates for Word available on Envato Elements and GraphicRiver:

1. Letterhead Word Template

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With this minimalist Microsoft template, a letter of recommendation will stand out. It's attractive and includes icons, images and shapes to help the letter look appealing. This template is available in four colors, so you can choose the one that suits you best. 

2. Word Letterhead

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This impressive corporate letterhead is a great starting point for a  recommendation letter in Word. It's easy to edit, includes vector graphics, and makes a professional impression.  There's also a dark mode version of the letterhead, in case you prefer that. 

3. Word Letterhead

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With this attractive letter of recommendation template for Word, your reference letter is sure to impress. It includes a dark mode version of the letterhead, and is easy to edit. You can even add your company logo to make it even more professional. 

4. Letterhead Template Word

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On GraphicRiver, this reference letter template for Word has an attractive design in two different color schemes. It includes free fonts and smart objects, and is easy to customize. 

5. Letterhead Word

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This reference letter template sample has a modern, minimalist design. The muted color scheme ensures that the focus is on the words. There's room to include your company logo. You can also use this letterhead template for other kinds of correspondence.

20 Top Free MS Word Letter of Recommendation Templates to Download (2021)

When you're looking for letter of recommendation Microsoft Word templates, there are certain advantages to choosing premium templates. Saving time on design with well supported templates is one of the big advantages. 

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Each month Envato Elements offers a different selection of free files for you to try. You can also find free files each month on Envato Market.

So before you look for free reference letters on the web, it makes sense to check out the freebies available each month from Envato Elements. These aren't just Microsoft Word letter of recommendation templates. There are a range of premium templates for you to try. Here's how it works:

But if you're on a tight budget, here are some free reference letter Word templates from around the web:

1. Reference Letter for Professional Employee

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This free letter of recommendation template for Word is available from Microsoft Office. It includes language to help you list accomplishments and skills. 

2. Recommendation Letter (for Word)

Easily create a glowing recommendation with this free reference letter Word template from Microsoft Office. It includes sample text and content suggestions.

3.  Business Letterhead Stationery

With this free business letterhead template, you'll have a good starting point for a professional looking letter of recommendation. 

4. Character Reference Letter Templates

There's plenty of choice in this recommendation letter Word template set from TemplateLab. Choose among 40 free reference letter templates to find the right letter for every kind of recommendation. 

5. Recommendation Letters for Student From Teacher

Are you a teacher writing a recommendation letter for a student? This set of free reference letter template samples from Template Lab will help you get started. 

6. Recommendation Letters For Employee From Manager

This letter of recommendation Microsoft Word template will help managers write appealing letters of recommendation for their employees. The set includes 50 templates. 

7. Letter of Recommendation Templates & Samples

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Rise to the challenge of providing a glowing reference with this Microsoft template letter of recommendation set from Template Lab. It includes more than 40 reference letter alternatives.

8. Character Witness Letters

These recommendation templates for Word will help if you need to serve as a character witness for someone. There are more than 30 different layouts to choose from. 

9. Letter of Recommendation

This design from Behance gives a simple Microsoft Word letter of recommendation template for you to follow.

10. Letter of Recommendation

There are recommendation template Word samples for different situations on Lor Service. Use these to get your own reference letter started. 

11. Recommendation Letter

Check out this free reference letter example on Behance. It's a good example of a recommendation of an employee by a manager or employer.

12.  Letter of Recommendation

Use this reference letter template sample from Behance to help your referee land the perfect job. 

13. Letters of Recommendation

As this free reference letter sample proves, you don't need to write a lot to deliver a stellar recommendation. 

14. CBS Recommendation Letter

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This recommendation letter keeps it short and to the point, but still manages to deliver a glowing reference. So it makes a great starting point for your own reference letter.

15.  Letter of Recommendation Template

There's a simple template for an employment or educational reference, along with tips on how to write one, free from The Balance. 

16. Letter of Recommendation for a Coworker

There's no need to struggle to write a letter of recommendation in Word. Use this free template from The Balance to make your coworker look good. 

17. Letter of Recommendation

 There are three options for letters of recommendation, available for free from Better Team. 

18. Letter of Recommendation Template

This free reference letter template is suitable for a recommendation for a coworker or teammate. 

19. Employee Reference Letter Sample

Help your former employee find a great new job with this free reference letter template from Workable. 

20. Letter of Reference Template

This recommendation template for Word is available from Vertex42. It's a good starting point for creating a glowing professional reference.

5 Quick Tips To Write Better Letters of Recommendation Using Word in 2021

Ready to write a letter of recommendation in Word? Here are some tips to help you get started:

1. Start With a Hook

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Hiring managers get lots of reference letters. To make yours stand out, start with something to pique their interest, such as something that really stands out about the candidate.

2. Share How You Know the Person

Your recommendation letter will have more authority if you show you really know the person you're recommending. Drop in some detail about how you've worked together. 

3. Give Personal Insight

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The point of a recommendation is to go beyond the resume or CV. Instead of repeating what the hiring manager already knows, share some insight from your personal experience of working with that person. 

4. Relate the Recommendation to the Role

Some people are multi-talented. But you don't have to put all their accomplishments in your reference letter. Instead, look at the role they're applying for and focus on the most relevant achievements to highlight. 

5. Keep It Short

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Looking for a recommendation template for Word? Here's a premium letterhead template to try.

Most reference letters are a single page. Be selective about what you include to keep within that framework. 

Discover More Top Microsoft Word Template Designs

We've shared some attractive premium and free reference letter templates for Microsoft Word. To choose even more Microsoft Word templates, see the guides below

Learn More About Making Great Word Documents in 2021

Now that you have your reference letter template, and some advice for using it effectively, improve your Microsoft Word skills. Turn to our full-featured Microsoft Word guide, plus the articles below:

Create Your Next Recommendation Letter in Word With Envato Elements

As you've seen, you can save time and effort with a premium template, as well as benefiting from professional design.

Remember, you can find plenty of attractive letter of recommendation templates for Word on Envato Elements for one low price. There are also single-use letter of recommendation Microsoft Word templates  on GraphicRiver.

Get your recommendation template for Word, and create the perfect reference letter today!

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