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I work for a big startup (think Uber, Airbnb) and report to a senior manager although I also work very closely with the VP of our team (my senior manager's direct supervisor).

They are both willing to write me letters. My VP is a very known and respected leader in my industry.

Who should I ask to write my letters of recommendation?

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I work for a big startup (think Uber, Airbnb) and report to a senior manager although I also work very closely with the VP of our team (my senior manager's direct supervisor).

They are both willing to write me letters. My VP is a very known and respected leader in my industry.

Who should I ask to write my letters of recommendation?


Hi italianfoot ,

You should look for someone who knows you well and can write the best LOR for you.

The position of the person doesn't matter much as long as that person writes the BEST LOR for you.

All the best. :)
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italianfoot wrote:
I work for a big startup (think Uber, Airbnb) and report to a senior manager although I also work very closely with the VP of our team (my senior manager's direct supervisor).

They are both willing to write me letters. My VP is a very known and respected leader in my industry.

Who should I ask to write my letters of recommendation?


Hey there!
So there are many things to take into consideration here:
- First and foremost, your recommended should normally be a supervisor! It doesn't have to be a direct supervisor, necessarily, but it should be a supervisor and not a colleague or client or employee.
- Secondly, it should be someone who really really likes you for the simple reason that they will write the best recommendation
- Other important considerations are:
* Has this person seen you lead?
* Is this person an alumnus of one of your target schools?
* How VIP is the person?
* How long has the person known you?

If you still aren't sure who might be the best, feel free to drop us a line, and we can help you out: http://admissionado.com/free-consultati ... n=mba_blog


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italianfoot wrote:
I work for a big startup (think Uber, Airbnb) and report to a senior manager although I also work very closely with the VP of our team (my senior manager's direct supervisor).

They are both willing to write me letters. My VP is a very known and respected leader in my industry.

Who should I ask to write my letters of recommendation?


The advice above is indeed correct. The title of the person is less important, what matters most is that the person who writes the letter of recommendation really roots for you, has insight into your work and is able to write in a way that will make the LOR relevant for your MBA aspirations. So the question is basically: which person do you think is on your side more? Who wants you to get an MBA more? And who do you think will be able to really be on your side when writing the LOR? Because that person is who you should go with, not the person with the more impressive title!

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