Recommendation letters are a written reference designed to offer information about your character and work ethic.
These Letters are valuable in many areas. Although most people think of academics like admissions into graduate school, a recommendation letter is also helpful in the working world and may help you to land the job of your dreams.
Many people don't realize the importance of them, but they can tell a prospective employer more about you as a person and the qualities that you have, by someone who has personal knowledge. They can be the key to opening up new doors and opportunities and giving you the edge you may need when there are several good candidates up for the same position.
So the question is: What Should be Included in a Letter?
There are three things that should be included:
These letters provide information that may or may not be found in your application, including academic and work achievements, character references, and personal details that set you apart from other applicants.
Here a few things to remember when asking for a letter of recommendation.
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