Regarding the letters of recommendations, most of the letters of recomemndations forms that the universities provide have a list of questions that they want to recommenders to fill out. Should the recommenders fill it out on the form, or should they just leave it blank, but instead write their answers on their own letterhead in their own letter form?
Who should be good as recommenders? I am currently doing a fashion writing internship for an online magazine that's based in Chicago, so it's pretty much an online internship. Should I ask the editor in chief or she would probably not make a good recommender?
Otherwise, I have not really kept in contact with most of my previous employers or supervisors. Some moved to another state or others work somewhere else (which I dont know where). The only person that I can really think of that can comment of my work is a Lead cashier who I have previously worked with at a retail store. She trained me and have worked closely with me. Do you think she would be a good source?
What about customers? When I used to work at Christian Dior, I've always helped a certain client when she came into the store. Could she be one of my recommenders?
They should use the school's form and follow the individual school's instructions.
Your recommenders should first and foremost be people who can comment on your professional qualification for business school based on their personal experience supervising you. That's the ideal, so yes the Chicago publisher could be a recommender. For more information, please see Choosing Your Recommenders.
If you have a customer that you worked with a lot, yes you can ask the customer to be a recommender, but look at the questions on the form. will she be able to answer them?
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