It is currently 20 Oct 2017, 11:33

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Recently started a job, should I ask for rec letters from current job

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Which option should I take?

  • 50% [1]
  • 50% [1]
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 15 Mar 2014
Posts: 27

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 2

Concentration: Finance, General Management
GRE 1: 332 Q166 V166
GPA: 3.54
Recently started a job, should I ask for rec letters from current job [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Aug 2017, 09:56
Hey guys,

I have worked in three places during my career so far. The current one (third) is a fairly new job for me (6 months). I am thinking of applying this year and would like to know if it is a good idea to ask my current supervisor for a rec letter. If I do so, I am signaling that I will leave them in about a year - I am not scared of being let go, I am a pretty integral part of the team and have done a great job so far.

What do you guys recommend? Should I ask my current supervisor for a rec letter or should I stick with my previous employers?

Thanks!
_________________

Using Tapatalk

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 2

Expert Post
Admissionado
User avatar
S
Joined: 30 Nov 2009
Posts: 5646

Kudos [?]: 969 [0], given: 48

Location: Chicago, IL
Schools: Brown University, Harvard Business School
Re: Recently started a job, should I ask for rec letters from current job [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Aug 2017, 23:57
MbaConfucius wrote:
Hey guys,

I have worked in three places during my career so far. The current one (third) is a fairly new job for me (6 months). I am thinking of applying this year and would like to know if it is a good idea to ask my current supervisor for a rec letter. If I do so, I am signaling that I will leave them in about a year - I am not scared of being let go, I am a pretty integral part of the team and have done a great job so far.

What do you guys recommend? Should I ask my current supervisor for a rec letter or should I stick with my previous employers?

Thanks!


Go with your feeling man. If you have someone who likes you a lot and would have great things to say and it would not endanger your current job, then yes. And if not, then no.
_________________

Jon Frank
Founder, Admissionado

Admissionado | Packages | Success Stories | Team

If you like the post, give it a KUDOS!

Kudos [?]: 969 [0], given: 48

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 18 Aug 2014
Posts: 233

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 78

GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Recently started a job, should I ask for rec letters from current job [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2017, 07:53
Basically agree with the above - current would be preferred all things being equal but whoever loves you more and if it would strain relationship with current manager because of how quickly you already plan on leaving. Keep in mind pretty much every school asks you to explain why you aren't getting a current supervisor to do your recommendation.
_________________

Please help me find my lost Kudo's bird

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 78

Expert Post
Stratus Admissions Consultant
User avatar
G
Joined: 31 May 2016
Posts: 1013

Kudos [?]: 81 [0], given: 37

Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Organizational Behavior
Schools: Kellogg
GPA: 3.67
Reviews Badge
Re: Recently started a job, should I ask for rec letters from current job [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2017, 12:37
MbaConfucius wrote:
Hey guys,

I have worked in three places during my career so far. The current one (third) is a fairly new job for me (6 months). I am thinking of applying this year and would like to know if it is a good idea to ask my current supervisor for a rec letter. If I do so, I am signaling that I will leave them in about a year - I am not scared of being let go, I am a pretty integral part of the team and have done a great job so far.

What do you guys recommend? Should I ask my current supervisor for a rec letter or should I stick with my previous employers?

Thanks!

If you feel you can get a rec from current boss and 1)won't put your job at risk and 2) think your supervisor has seen enough of your accomplishments to be able to write a good letter- then sure ask the current supervisor. But if you have a great relationship with a former supervisor then consider that. If you don't have your current supervisor write a rec- just write a sentence or two about why you made that choice.
_________________

Donna | StratusMBACounselor | Stratus Admissions Counseling

Image

Kudos [?]: 81 [0], given: 37

Expert Post
MBA Admissions Consultant
User avatar
S
Joined: 07 Mar 2012
Posts: 722

Kudos [?]: 325 [0], given: 2

Reviews Badge
Re: Recently started a job, should I ask for rec letters from current job [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2017, 22:20
Hi there, just thought I'd throw in my vote here too - since you have done well and don't seem to be getting negative gut feelings about asking, I'd say go ahead. For the sake of demonstrating more of your skills, I'd recommend using both your current supervisor, and a supervisor (or other higher up) from your previous job.
Usually candidates who do not use their current supervisors are not doing so because they know that the supervisor/company would not want them to leave, it doesn't sound like you're picking up on those queues. Did you mention to them at any point, perhaps during your interview that at some point you might like to go to B-school?
Good luck!
Michelle Aringo
_________________

https://ARINGO.com/ – MBA Admissions Consulting

Specializing in candidates with GMATs under 720

Try our free Admissions Chances Calculator - https://aringo.com/mba-admission-chances-calculator/

All statistics verified by Ernst & Young

Kudos [?]: 325 [0], given: 2

Expert Post
MBA Admissions Consultant
User avatar
S
Joined: 07 Mar 2012
Posts: 722

Kudos [?]: 325 [0], given: 2

Reviews Badge
Re: Recently started a job, should I ask for rec letters from current job [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2017, 22:21
By the way, thought I'd share an excellent article from our site about choosing recommenders. Hope it is useful for you!
https://aringo.com/mba-recommendations-process/
_________________

https://ARINGO.com/ – MBA Admissions Consulting

Specializing in candidates with GMATs under 720

Try our free Admissions Chances Calculator - https://aringo.com/mba-admission-chances-calculator/

All statistics verified by Ernst & Young

Kudos [?]: 325 [0], given: 2

Expert Post
Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant
User avatar
S
Joined: 12 Aug 2014
Posts: 2298

Kudos [?]: 238 [0], given: 0

Re: Recently started a job, should I ask for rec letters from current job [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Aug 2017, 13:29
I would say first evaluate if you are confident that you will receive a strong recommendation. Admissions officers every year remark how many recommendations they review where the recommender does not give a positive recommendation. So given the mild complexity of your situation just make sure you are sure of that positive recommendation.

I always recommend grabbing lunch or a coffee to discuss this. Serving as a recommender is a big commitment so you want to treat the request with the same level of respect. In your situation you should be fine just make sure you are confident here
_________________

Veritas Prep | Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant

Find the expert who’s right for you. Meet our team!
Veritas Prep Reviews

Kudos [?]: 238 [0], given: 0

Re: Recently started a job, should I ask for rec letters from current job   [#permalink] 16 Aug 2017, 13:29
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Recently started a job, should I ask for rec letters from current job

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: OasisGC, aeropower, bb10



cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.