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Posted June 27, 2014 by

Want Recruiters to Accept Your MBA Recommendation Letters? 5 Tips to Remember

When trying to get people to write letters of recommendation for business school, remember these five tips to impress recruiters in the following post.

Business, it is often said, is all about relationships. Success often hinges more on whom, rather than what, you know. That’s one reason it’s important to secure superior recommendation letters when applying to graduate business school programs. If you can show MBA admissions committees that you’ve done a great and strategic job networking with impressive people who are willing to

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Posted June 12, 2013 by

Five Ways NOT to Ask For a Recommendation Letter (or Reference)

Rec letterApplication packages for college and graduate school often require a formal letter of recommendation from professional contacts who can attest to your readiness, work ethic, and intellectual talents. And when your formal education is complete and you’re making your way up the career ladder, references will play a strong role in your ability to win over potential employers and earn their trust.

But references and recommendation letters are not always easy things to ask for, and they can come with some inconvenience to the person you want in your corner. So how can you overcome your aversion to asking for favors, put your shyness aside, show the respect your mentors deserve, and get the backing you need to get ahead? (more…)