Posts Tagged ‘letter of recommendation’

Why Do I Need a Letter of Recommendation?

By - Sep 18, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Letters of recommendation (LORs) may seem like one last nagging and even redundant part of your MBA application process. After all, haven’t you already devoted weeks, and possibly more, to writing and editing your essays? Haven’t you already proven beyond a doubt to the adcom...

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7 Tips For MBA Applicants From Family Businesses

By - Sep 4, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

You work for the family business and are applying for an MBA. Will this background be a net plus for you, or a minus? How can you make the most of this experience? Whether you work for your family’s tiny startup with headquarters in your home’s...

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What To Do Now To Get Ready For Round 1

By - Apr 14, 23:39 PM   Comments [0]

http://www.personalmbacoach.com/single-post/2017/02/18/What-To-Do-NOW-To-Get-Ready-For-Round-1-This-Fall Do you plan on adding MBA class of 2020 to your resume? Then now is the time to start preparing! It may seem early with round 1 deadlines coming in September/October to think about your MBA applications, but believe me, it is not! This is the...

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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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10 Tips for Writing Letters of Recommendation

By - Aug 1, 13:46 PM   Comments [0]

Pass these tips on to your recommenders for LORs that impress the admissions officers and ensure that they want to accept you. 10 Tips for Recommenders: 1. Review a copy of the applicant's personal statement or application essays so that your letter of recommendation can dovetail with--not...

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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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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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Top MBA Programs Using Shared Letter of Recommendation Questions

By - Jul 17, 08:50 AM   Comments [0]

The number of top-ranked MBA programs now asking the exact same questions for the letters of recommendation is growing, which is good news both for recommenders and for candidates. LORs are very important to an applicant’s case, providing an objective assessment from a supervisor, former...

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Pounding the Table (and keyboard!) – Selecting & Managing Recommenders

By - Jun 20, 11:50 AM   Comments [0]

Almost all of the recommendations that schools receive are “good”. Probably the vast, vast majority are nice letters with flowing adjectives and general support that would make the average candidate think they’ve got their golden ticket into the program. The fact of the matter is,...

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