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I don't know who to ask for my 2ND Letter of Recommendation.

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New post 06 Oct 2017, 07:45
Hi all,

For my first LOC, I will be asking my current supervisor. However I don't have a previous manager I can ask, nor do I want to ask anyone else in my office (like upper management) because I haven't truly worked closely with them.

I also don't have any clients I could ask... can I get some help? I am stressing out.

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New post 06 Oct 2017, 09:04
Hi,

If you have a previous organization, you could get from them.
Other LORs that are fine but not very strong are from your peers or your academic professors. It is, however, strongly recommended that you get one from any of the superior in present or past organization.

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New post 07 Oct 2017, 12:17
tonyjyoo wrote:
Hi all,

For my first LOC, I will be asking my current supervisor. However I don't have a previous manager I can ask, nor do I want to ask anyone else in my office (like upper management) because I haven't truly worked closely with them.

I also don't have any clients I could ask... can I get some help? I am stressing out.

Thanks,
Tony


That is indeed a bit tricky. What did you do before your current job? Where and when did you get your first degree? Basically, we would need to know a bit more about you in order to give you a recommendation.

If you want, you can send in your CV to ARINGO (please add a note about this dilemma as well so we know it’s you) here: https://aringo.com/mba-process-registration/ so you don’t have to share too many details here on a public forum. Otherwise, please tell us a bit more about your background here and we will try to help.
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Another option if the above choices fail is if you were a part of an organization outside of work (volunteer, community, etc) then you can get a recommendation from leadership since they will have seen you in a professionally adjacent role. i sat on the alumni board for my college and used the chairman of the board as mine
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New post 08 Oct 2017, 21:05
my friend used a person he used to volunteer with, just a person his age. i think that or someone like a mentor is a good idea so long as they know u well and can talk about a different aspect of u from ur other recommender.

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New post 18 Oct 2017, 00:51
tonyjyoo wrote:
Hi all,

For my first LOC, I will be asking my current supervisor. However I don't have a previous manager I can ask, nor do I want to ask anyone else in my office (like upper management) because I haven't truly worked closely with them.

I also don't have any clients I could ask... can I get some help? I am stressing out.

Thanks,
Tony


Hello tonyjyoo,

While a previous manager would be the ideal person to recommend you, you may go ahead with someone who may have mentored you either professionally or during any of your extra-curricular activities. The latter may focus on the initiatives you took, the leadership potential you showcased and so on.

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