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Writing a letter of recommendation via email: in body or as attachment?

A question about writing letters of recommendation. Specifically, when the letters are not hand-written and snail mailed, but are emailed instead. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Nov 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Saying "That won't be possible" isn't really possible

The question: Should I provide a lukewarm reference for my recently fired ex-manager to avoid awkwardness? Or should I tell him no, and if so, what is the code language to use? I can't say "Sorry, that won't be possible" for reasons outlined herein. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2013 - 40 answers

How to get a supervisor recommendation when policy says I can't.

I am currently wanting to apply for some job openings within my field (library) and external. Per the norm, the employer wants at least one current work recommendation from a supervisor. The problem: at my workplace no employees are allowed to give work recommendations based on issues of legality that would make the library liable. How in the hell do I then put down a recommendation from a boss who likes me but will not do a recommendation? My previous job experience though not spotty was in retail with no promotion to speak of. I have been also using my professor(s) from grad school 6 years ago who happily remembers my scholastic performance. What would you do? Thanks for your thoughts.
posted by snap_dragon on Mar 5, 2012 - 10 answers

So I'm new to this whole "work" thing...

When obtaining a letter of recommendation, is it best to go for rank or intimacy? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on May 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Does "overqualified" REALLY mean anything these days?

What's the best way to recommend a friend for a job that I know my institution will think she's overqualified for? [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Jun 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me help him get this job!

My uncle is trying to get an interview with a company that counts my lab among its (relatively few) clients. I have a contact within the company who is not in the HR department, nor the department he wants to work in. Realistically, can I help him get an interview/a job? [more inside]
posted by supercres on Jun 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Some say I have a way with words.

You are a paid writer/screenwriter/columnist/blogger. What can you tell me about how to best break into this profession? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Oct 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Reference me that recommendation, please.

How should I approach my professors for recommendation/reference letters for a job that doesn't yet exist? [more inside]
posted by ElectricBlue on Feb 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Books on why we do, what we do.

I loved "Gig," and I'd like recommendations for more books to help with the "inside view" of various jobs. Bonus points for books that might also help me gauge what I'm good at. [more inside]
posted by producerpod on Jul 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Recommendation for the future

I am going to graduate school in the fall (for what should be about a five year stint) and am wondering what / if I should do about getting a recommendation from my current boss. [more inside]
posted by The Bishop of Turkey on Jul 26, 2005 - 6 answers

Legality of employer references

Is it true that it's illegal for an employer to give an employee a reference beyond confirming that the person worked for the company over a certain period of time? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Jun 9, 2004 - 25 answers

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