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Rec from a subordinate [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 03:28
If I am, say, head of department, could one of my associates write a recommendation? Would the adcoms look at it with suspicion, assuming that because I'm still her boss I exerted pressure on her to write only good stuff about me? If any of you guys have been in such a situation, I'd like to hear some advice.
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Re: Rec from a subordinate [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 05:40
Bad idea...I would strongly suggest you DONT use a subordinate.
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Re: Rec from a subordinate [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 05:48
agree with riverripper. That is probably the worst reccomendation you can get.
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Re: Rec from a subordinate [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 05:51
Depending on schools, even peer recommendations are not viewed favorably.

Getting a subordinate reco is probably on par with getting a family member to write one...
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Re: Rec from a subordinate [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 07:05
What about ex-subordinates?
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Re: Rec from a subordinate [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 08:24
what about ex-subordinates who are also your nephew?

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Re: Rec from a subordinate [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 09:28
Haha point taken Tarmac.

I imagined your avatar saying your post, made me laugh :)
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Re: Rec from a subordinate [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 10:56
The idea came from an interview with an adcom member, I think it was from IMD. But anyway, it does sound weird.
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Re: Rec from a subordinate   [#permalink] 02 Oct 2008, 10:56
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