Writing your own letter of recommendation
March 10, 2008 8:04 PM Subscribe
How do you write a letter for recommendation for yourself?
posted by ztdavis to Work & Money (10 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My wife is applying for a job that has asked for three professional letters of recommendation. One of her three recommenders has asked my wife to draft the letter herself so that the recommender can go over it, make minor changes, and sign off on it.
Is there any good (ethical, not awkward) way to go about this? It seems like she will need to write it from her boss' perspective and voice, which toes the line of dishonesty. To go the other route and merely be factually descriptive without much praise will make it sound lackluster.
What have any mefites done in similar situations?