Writing a Testimonial

Writing a testimonial doesn't have to be difficult. Dictionary.com summarizes it exactly.

“A written declaration certifying to a person's character, conduct, or qualifications, or to the value, excellence, etc., of a thing; a letter or written statement of recommendation.”

Length can range from one paragraph to a suggested maximum of two pages and can be written about a person, product, company, or service. If you are unsure how long it should be, ask the person to specify more details about what they want.

Regardless of the type you have been asked to write, there are some strategic tips that will help you along the way.


I have known John Smith for five years in a professional capacity as his supervisor during his tenure with ABC Company. During this time, I worked closely with John on a daily basis, directly overseeing all his tasks and responsibilities. This included evaluating his job performance and writing appraisals.

While working with John, I was able to observe his high standards of completing all responsibilities in a highly professional manner. He interfaced closely with customers and ensured quality customer service in order to maximize our client retention rates. In addition, he utilized extraordinary sales skills to generate a high volume of sales, consistently exceeding our sales quotas.

I have no doubt that anyone that is lucky enough to have John working for them will be more than pleased with his performance.


Jane Doe

Parts of a Business Letter

Learn more about the parts of a business letter below. The formal letter format is also sometimes referred to as the business letter. Business letters can be fully blocked or indented, most companies have however adopted the fully blocked layout below. All the parts of a business letter seen below must be included in a formal letter if applicable. Read more>>>

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Step by step hints and tips.

How to write a personal letter of recommendation.

Formal letter format.

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