Posts Tagged ‘asking for a letter of recommendation’

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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MBA Letters Of Recommendation

By - Jun 4, 12:32 PM   Comments [0]

Selecting your recommenders takes 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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How to Find the Perfect Recommender for Your MBA App

By - May 26, 07:18 AM   Comments [0]

All recommenders are not created equal. A sub-par recommendation from a recommender that doesn't have time, does't know you well, or lacks the ability to evaluate you can quickly undo all the hard work you have put into an MBA application. Yikes! Even if you happen...

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