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Hello

I'm facing a problem with regards to the recommendations. The Kellogg and Yale recommendations specifically mention that "Use your recommender's institutional or corporate email address. Submissions from anonymous email addresses (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo) may be subject to additional review."

Now my supervisor at my previous employer is no longer working with that company, and he is not very keen on using the official email address of his new employer. He wants to do the recommendation using his Yahoo id.

How much of a difference would it make if I provide his yahoo.com email id? Is it only about 'additional review', or does it have any negative impact on my application too?

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It doesn't have a negative connotation. One of my recommenders was in the process of switching jobs, but her new start date was not set in stone so she used her gmail address since she would be most reachable on that. I got into Yale, so it didn't hurt me. It may involve a little more digging on the part of the background check, but you should be fine.

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New post 12 Dec 2014, 12:07
Agreed - it'll warrant some fact checking on their end but if it all checks out (and you should help them by making sure they have everything they need), it won't be an issue. I'm not entirely sure why this individual is averse to using their new corporate ID to help you but using a yahoo ID won't discredit a legitimate recommendation with a legitimate reason.

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CriticalSquare wrote:
Agreed - it'll warrant some fact checking on their end but if it all checks out (and you should help them by making sure they have everything they need), it won't be an issue. I'm not entirely sure why this individual is averse to using their new corporate ID to help you but using a yahoo ID won't discredit a legitimate recommendation with a legitimate reason.

Good luck!

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Thanks a ton Bhavik and Politriks for your response.

I have another small query.

Is it ok to have the recommendation done by someone who now works as an independent consultant, and doesn't have a full-time job? He was a superior to me at one of my previous jobs. From your experience, do you think it will have negative connotations?
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You're very welcome! Generally, stay away from independent consultants. It's difficult to figure out if they're important enough to matter. If someone's a Partner at BCG, you understand a bit more about them because of the context the title and the firm represent. An independent consultant has no context. Which makes them less than ideal.
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I need a recommendation from someone who does not have an official mail ID. I am concerned that it will jeopardize my chances of getting into schools. Any more thoughts on the requirement of official mail IDs for recommendations.

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No, I think it is pretty clearly addressed and answered by Critical Square.
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