I wrote the following letters of recommendation for myself earlier this year.
The letters go into great detail about how much integrity I have, largely inferring that I’m the type of person that would never forge my own letters of recommendation*. Enjoy.
Dear Members of the Board,
This letter of recommendation is for Andrew DiMola’s rental application for $ADDRESS.
While I have not lived with Andrew, he has been a close, personal friend of mine for over ten years. Because I have been so close with Andrew for so many of these years, I have been to many of his apartments and have met many of his roommates. The reason I bring this up is that I think you can tell a lot about a person by the company he keeps. And his former roommates, many of whom are close friends of mine to this day, are smart, friendly, and, for lack of a better word, kind. I think that Andrew attracts these types of roommates because he himself has these qualities, and because, above all, he has great judgment.
I can honestly say that Andrew would be a great asset in your community, and if you have any questions, or if you would like to speak with me more, please do not hesitate to reach out at $EMAIL.
Dear Board Members,
I am writing this letter in support of Andrew DiMola’s application to rent an apartment at $ADDRESS.
I have known Andrew as a friend for over 20 years, since we were both in Kindergarten. I have also had the pleasure of living with Andrew for a year, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, from 2015-2016: I was his first roommate in New York City, after he moved back to the area from Pennsylvania.
Having heard stories about living with friends, I was worried that our friendship would be at risk. Luckily, that was not the case, for Andrew possesses great integrity, compassion, and responsibility.
During our time together as roommates, I was pleasantly surprised with how clean he kept not only his room, but also our shared kitchen and bathroom. In my opinion, a good roommate is somebody that keeps the apartment clean; a great roommate is somebody that you can talk to, somebody that you can talk with, that you can lean on during trying times. In that regard, Andrew was a great roommate, and I wholly recommend him as a tenant, and friend, in your building.
* I did get permission from both people involved before I sent the letters, so, for future employers, I’d like to convey that I’m not a complete villain.