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Recommendation question again [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2011, 06:58
Hi,

Hmmm. I am thinking about my second recommender.

If I asked my previous team lead and previous VP, both in the same team, to be my recommenders but assess me from different aspects ( eg Vp talks about my problem solving and self-driven, and team lead writes about teamwork and take initiative), is this a good recommendation combination?

I worry admission may wonder why I ask both recommenders from the same team and etc.

Both I have worked with for one full year, relationship is good.


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Re: Recommendation question again [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2011, 07:04
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I worry admission may wonder why I ask both recommenders from the same team and etc.



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It really doesnt matter what team they are in. or what their designation is... As long as they know you well and can bring out different outlook of you .. so if one talks about your problem solving skills and you being self-driven and the other talks about teamwork and take initiative you are good..

That is a much better alternative than trying to find someone else who may not know you so well..

The admission comittee i snot looking at what team.. moreover, they care about how they know you and what they say about you.

Again another important thing to keep in mind is that they should not be repating the same thing or just repeating what you wrote in your essays.. use your recommendations to give a 360° view of you..
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Re: Recommendation question again [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2011, 12:10
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Hi,

I agree with the post above. I often have clients who are afraid to have multiple recommenders from a single job. This is not, in and of itself, a weakness. If you have only had only one job this might be your only option and it is perfectly okay. In fact, if you have been at a job for more than two years, it might not make sense to go back and ask someone from your old job. The information a former employer would provide might not be current and provide a clear snapshot of who you are today.

If you are asking recommenders from the same company, the key will be to ask individuals who can provide different perspectives. For example, in addition to your supervisor, you will ask the individual that you work with cross-functionally on a special project. Or you will ask the manager that you interact with as part of your recruiting efforts.

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