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Letter of Recommendation Advice

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New post 29 Jun 2018, 23:20
Hello,

I am considering getting a recommendation from the president of our family business and am wondering if it is a good idea. Here are the key considerations:

-I worked in the family business for 4.5 months after graduation but left for a marketing job
-I rejoined recently (after 4 years elsewhere) and have been back at the family business for 5.5 months by time of the submission of the MBA application (so cumulatively I've worked at the family business for 10 months)
-My direct supervisor at the family business is a relative so I cannot ask him to write me a recommendation letter
-The president is not a relative and is a professional hire. He knows me well and I interact with him almost every day
-The president is the only one senior to me who is not a relative
-My other recommendation letter will come from my direct supervisor at my previous job
-My post-MBA goal is to grow the family business

Would this be detrimental to my application?
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New post 08 Jul 2018, 19:22
Hi there,

Based on the information you shared, I think that the president of your company sounds like a great person to write your LOR. I see no conflicts since he isn't a family member. As long as he knows you well and will be able to reference specific examples in his answers to the recommendation questions, then you should be good to go. Best of luck!

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