My boss is ready to give me a glowing recommendation. The only problem is that he is awful at expressing himself, especially in writing. I can just imagine him sitting down with the best intentions and writing stuff like "[Reggs] is a good worker. He comes to work on time. He gives 110% on everything!" Luckily, I have the kind of relationship with him where I feel I can suggest some things to put in the letter. I work in marketing for a B2B company. My work is mostly project based, and the nature of my projects varies greatly. I've had the freedom to pitch my own projects, get a green light, and carry them out with little oversight. Would it be better for my boss to write about specific projects I've done well, or focus on my overall job performance? Would it be ok to alter the letter for specific jobs I'm applying for? For example, put in key words they have in the job description, or make reference to particular projects that are more applicable to the job I am applying for? How are recommendation letters given to potential employers? Do I bring the letter in myself, or is it faxed directly to the potential employer from my current boss? Any general tips about what makes a good recommendation letter are appreciated.