Posts Tagged ‘letters of recommendation’

Introducing the Common Letter of Recommendation

By - Aug 2, 11:36 AM   Comments [0]

In an effort to streamline and simplify the letter of recommendation writing process, a few top business schools with the cooperation of GMAC have released the new Common Letter of Recommendation. This is an initiative, according to the GMAC website, to “help reduce the burden...

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10 Tips for Writing Letters of Recommendation

By - Aug 1, 13:46 PM   Comments [0]

Pass these tips on to your recommenders for LORs that impress the admissions officers and ensure that they want to accept you. 10 Tips for Recommenders: 1. Review a copy of the applicant's personal statement or application essays so that your letter of recommendation can dovetail with--not...

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How Not to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

By - Jan 11, 02:20 AM   Comments [0]

Your recommenders are doing you a favor, so the least you can do is make their job easier by following proper LOR etiquette. Breaking these important letter of rec rules may result in your recommenders deciding not to dish out the most favorable review. Stay...

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UT McCombs Now Allows LinkedIn Recommendations

By - Sep 21, 12:36 PM   Comments [0]

Are you applying to UT McCombs? Then you’ll want to read about this important new twist on the recommendation requirement. Starting with the current application cycle, applicants to UT McCombs will have two options when it comes to submitting letters of recommendation: You can: 1. Send...

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Soliciting Letters of Recommendation: Remember the Rule of 10%

By - Jun 16, 17:07 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group When it comes to recommendations, the first thing that any applicant needs to understand is how they work and, therefore, how they should handle them as part of the process.  We sum up this analysis with something we call “The...

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MBA Letters Of Recommendation

By - Jun 4, 12:32 PM   Comments [0]

Selecting your recommenders takes a strategy. I like to begin with the basics: Who, When, What, Where, and How. I also like to suggest that you waive your right to access it. The waiver makes the recommendation more credible to the admissions committee. Who: Who are the...

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Recommenders And Recommendations

By - May 31, 13:33 PM   Comments [0]

Some applicants have this idea that if they can just get their company CEO, whom they have never met, to write their business school recommendation, then the admissions committee will cower in awe and immediately accept them.  It’s not a new idea; applicants have asked...

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How to Find the Perfect Recommender for Your MBA App

By - May 26, 07:18 AM   Comments [0]

All recommenders are not created equal. A sub-par recommendation from a recommender that doesn't have time, does't know you well, or lacks the ability to evaluate you can quickly undo all the hard work you have put into an MBA application. Yikes! Even if you happen...

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3 Ways to Brag the Right Way – How to Properly Sell Yourself on Your MBA Application

By - Sep 8, 15:55 PM   Comments [0]

Knowing how to sell yourself on your MBA application is crucial to getting noticed and remembered in a sea of applicants. Personal branding is key! However, it can be difficult for some applicants to properly portray themselves in the best possible light in an essay...

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Should You Submit an Extra Recommendation?

By - Aug 7, 00:35 AM   Comments [0]

An extra recommendation is a recommendation letter submitted above and beyond the mandatory recommendations that the school requires. The bottom line: providing 1-2 extra recommendations could give you a tactical advantage in the admission process. Estimated level of impact on admission chances: 2 out of 5 (5...

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