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Unique Question...Please Advise [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 03:56
Hi Everyone

I am currently working towards submitting my application to Johnson and Fuqua in Round 1 and I have the following question to which I would request your view points-

1. My previous employer at the time of my resignation handed me an experience letter which included details about the nature and duration of my work. Additionally the letter contained the following statement at the fag- end - “Mr. XXX voluntarily resigned from his role and we are sorry to see him go. Mr. XXX was a valuable employee at our company and we would be happy to rehire him if an opportunity presents itself in the future". I was thrilled to see this statement in the letter.

So, my question to you all is, is it a good idea to attach a copy of this letter with my application even though there is no separate section in the online application for something like this ? If yes, in which section of the online app form do I upload this?

My reason for this query is that I don’t want to come off as a guy trying to desperately prove his candidacy to the admissions committee by providing information they have not asked for.

Request you all to provide your inputs and sincerely appreciate your help. Thanks.
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Re: Unique Question...Please Advise [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 04:13
Did you check if this was their standard template? Many organizations follow a standard template, in which case the line does not hold much value. ( anyways because many org. use a standard template, your line will not hold much value - <read perception> )
I personally do not recommend uploading it anywhere. Maybe, you can use an optional essay or sneak it somewhere in your essays (only if you think it is that big a thing).

The best way would be to ask your recommender from that firm to write that for you. That would not be looked as bragging and would convey your point as well.

hope this helps.
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Re: Unique Question...Please Advise [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 04:45
Do not upload this letter with your application. Applicants tend to feel that by providing more than what the adcom asks for they are somehow showing greater interest/initiative. It does not. It simply shows that you don't follow directions. Your recommendations warrant the inclusion of this letter unnecessary. Also people leave employers all the time. The adcom isn't concerned with whether your old employer would hire you back.
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Re: Unique Question...Please Advise [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 06:10
cheetarah1980 wrote:
Do not upload this letter with your application. Applicants tend to feel that by providing more than what the adcom asks for they are somehow showing greater interest/initiative. It does not. It simply shows that you don't follow directions. Your recommendations warrant the inclusion of this letter unnecessary. Also people leave employers all the time. The adcom isn't concerned with whether your old employer would hire you back.


Thanks Cheetarah1980. Makes sense.
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Re: Unique Question...Please Advise [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 06:13
jumsumtak wrote:
Did you check if this was their standard template? Many organizations follow a standard template, in which case the line does not hold much value. ( anyways because many org. use a standard template, your line will not hold much value - <read perception> )
I personally do not recommend uploading it anywhere. Maybe, you can use an optional essay or sneak it somewhere in your essays (only if you think it is that big a thing).

The best way would be to ask your recommender from that firm to write that for you. That would not be looked as bragging and would convey your point as well.

hope this helps.


Thanks Jumsumtak. Appreciate your inputs. I am sure that it was not a standard format b/c the HR mentioned so particularly. As you said, asking my recommender from that company to mention something on these lines may be a better idea. Thank you.
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