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06 Jun 2012, 11:49
So here is an interesting question.
How would a former managers manager who got laid off look like to the adcom. This person was a high up VP and this person has actually known me for most of my career at my current company, but this person is at this point no longer with my company, so by the time of essays will either have no job or a position with another company.

Basically I do have alternatives but I feel this person could give a good recommendation, would the adcoms look negatively upon his/her recommendation?

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06 Jun 2012, 13:20
yevgeniy11223 wrote:
So here is an interesting question.
How would a former managers manager who got laid off look like to the adcom. This person was a high up VP and this person has actually known me for most of my career at my current company, but this person is at this point no longer with my company, so by the time of essays will either have no job or a position with another company.

Basically I do have alternatives but I feel this person could give a good recommendation, would the adcoms look negatively upon his/her recommendation?

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Why does the adcom need to know that this person was laid off. As long as he/she can speak to your work in a professional capacity I don't think it matters that this person is no longer with the company. They aren't doing a background check on this person's work history.
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06 Jun 2012, 13:52
yevgeniy11223 wrote:
So here is an interesting question.
How would a former managers manager who got laid off look like to the adcom. This person was a high up VP and this person has actually known me for most of my career at my current company, but this person is at this point no longer with my company, so by the time of essays will either have no job or a position with another company.

Basically I do have alternatives but I feel this person could give a good recommendation, would the adcoms look negatively upon his/her recommendation?

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Hello,

I do not think it makes any difference for the adcom whether the person recommending you is currently working or not.

The school wants to know what the concerned think/thought about you during your association with him/her, and at the end of the day who knows that he has been laid off ? .

Just to counter your apprehension, there could be so many reasons that could have led him to move out of his current job (his future plans as entrepreneurs etc), though this is irrelevant to mention or give thought to.

I would strongly encourage to have recommendation from someone who has known you well, else the concerned can not craft good stories in his recommedation.

Hope this helps
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07 Jun 2012, 04:55
Thanks yes it does help.
About not telling adcoms, isn't there a spot on the form where one puts the persons positions and title?

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07 Jun 2012, 05:08
The adcoms stress on sending the invite on official ids and not personal/gmail ids. Won't a laid off person not have an official id?
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07 Jun 2012, 05:12
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The adcoms stress on sending the invite on official ids and not personal/gmail ids. Won't a laid off person not have an official id?

I don't recall hearing this. I did use people's work emails to send the recommendation forms but only because that was the only email address I had for them. Interesting.

Oh, just because someone was laid off from one job doesn't mean they don't have another job now.
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07 Jun 2012, 05:15
yevgeniy11223 wrote:
Thanks yes it does help.
About not telling adcoms, isn't there a spot on the form where one puts the persons positions and title?

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You do put their position and title, but if there isn't one or it's with a different company I do not think it matters. The adcom doesn't know why that person isn't with the company anymore and they don't need to know. You don't have to give the rundown of your recommenders work history. Not being employed currently could be due to a voluntary leave of absence, retirement, etc. I just don't think it's something you have to disclose. They really just want to know the person's position when you worked with them and how they know YOU.

But I could be wrong. Try the admissions consultant board and ask this question to them. They may have more knowledge about it.
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10 Jun 2012, 04:37
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rni wrote:
The adcoms stress on sending the invite on official ids and not personal/gmail ids. Won't a laid off person not have an official id?

I don't recall hearing this. I did use people's work emails to send the recommendation forms but only because that was the only email address I had for them. Interesting.

Oh, just because someone was laid off from one job doesn't mean they don't have another job now.

got this from ISB's website

The evaluator's email id has to be an organisation id and not a personal one. If your evaluator is working for one organisation (say McKinsey) and working on a project with another organisation (Say Govt. of India), please provide the email id of your evaluator issued by McKinsey only.
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