Posts Tagged ‘asking for a letter of recommendation’

7 Action Items for MBA Round 1 Applicants

By - Jun 13, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

It’s June, and your plan is to apply for Round 1 deadlines. That’s three months away. What should you be doing now? Decide how you feel about your GMAT/GRE score.Hopefully, you have taken the GMAT or GRE already and are happy with your score. One less...

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Ingredients of a Great MBA Letter of Recommendation

By - Oct 16, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

“Ingredients of a Great MBA Letter of Recommendation” is excerpted from MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools, by Linda Abraham and Judy Gruen. You may view the job of gathering strong Letters of Recommendation (LORs) as an annoying chore, or...

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MBA Letters of Recommendation: Who, What, Where, When & How

By - Jun 12, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Selecting your recommenders requires a strategy. I like to begin with the basics: Who, What, Where, When, and How. I also like to suggest that you waive your right to access it. The waiver makes the recommendation more credible to the admissions committee. Who? Who are...

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How Not to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

By - Nov 30, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

  Your recommenders are doing you a favor, so the least you can do is make their job easier by following proper letter of recommendation (LOR) etiquette. Breaking these important rules may result in your recommenders deciding not to dish out the most favorable review. Stay...

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How to Get Really Great Recommendations Notes [Episode 235]

By - Nov 29, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Joe Pavlisko is the founder of Referrio, a start-up that makes getting and writing recommendations easy. Joe graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a concurrent master’s degree in finance. In addition to English, Joe speaks Spanish and German...

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MBA Letters Of Recommendation: Who, When, What, Where & How

By - Jun 7, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Selecting your recommenders requires a strategy. I like to begin with the basics: Who, When, What, Where, and How. I also like to suggest that you waive your right to access it. The waiver makes the recommendation more credible to the admissions committee. Who? Who are the...

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MBA Admissions: Selecting Your Recommenders

By - Apr 4, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

"MBA Admissions: Selecting Your Recommenders" is the latest post in our series, Navigate the MBA Maze. The best letters of recommendation come from people who have seen you perform. The weakest letters are of the “character reference” variety (from the clergy member who knows you only...

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Introducing the Common Letter of Recommendation

By - Aug 2, 11:36 AM   Comments [0]

In an effort to streamline and simplify the letter of recommendation writing process, a few top business schools with the cooperation of GMAC have released the new Common Letter of Recommendation. This is an initiative, according to the GMAC website, to “help reduce the burden...

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What if the President of the United States Wrote Your Letter of Recommendation?

By - Feb 16, 03:02 AM   Comments [0]

On this President’s Day, let’s ponder the following: Would a letter of recommendation from President Barack Obama, President of the United States himself, ensure your acceptance? I’m sure a letter from President Obama would get passed around the admissions office. That presidential seal and signature (even...

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How Not to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

By - Jan 11, 02:20 AM   Comments [0]

Your recommenders are doing you a favor, so the least you can do is make their job easier by following proper LOR etiquette. Breaking these important letter of rec rules may result in your recommenders deciding not to dish out the most favorable review. Stay...

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