An MBA letter of recommendation requires dual effort. Of course, most of the work lies in actual writing, but guidance, support and friendly reminders are your way of proving you are committed to the MBA application process. In this summary of Stacy Blackman’s article, we review some helpful points to consider before your letter gets submitted.
Helpful for: MBA Applicants
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- Round 1 MBA deadlines are near. Contact your recommender to make sure they haven’t forgotten the time they have left to submit your letter.
- Most likely, your recommender will ask you to check over the letter to confirm that what they’ve written is in line with the rest of your application.
- Remind your recommender to give specific examples to back up your strengths and positive character traits. This may include the way you interact with colleagues, or successful results of projects you have led. What examples are you including in your letter? Share them in our forum here!
- A great recommendation letter achieves a balance between information that presents you both personally and professionally.
- Sharing funny anecdotes is an excellent way to illustrate your personality. Stacy adds:
If your recommenders don’t intend to share what they’ve written, don’t worry! Chances are you asked them to do this very important task because you know they’re competent people who will try their best to set you apart from the pack. But if they do ask for any advice as the deadlines near, just be sure to drive home the importance of going heavy on the examples.
- Thanking your recommender after submitting the letter is a sign of respect for their time and effort.
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Source: Stacy Blackman