Professional Letter of Recommendation

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glsamo
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Professional Letter of Recommendation

Postby glsamo » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:48 pm

Hello! I've already have two letters of recommendation from academic sources. However, I've been working for a corporation for the past three years, and I thought having a professional LOR would be helpful. The most "personal" would come from the Director of my department as I worked with him directly before taking another position in the department. The issue is that he retired last month. Would he still make the best choice for a professional LOR, and if so, what would I state as his "title" or would it be okay to leave it blank?
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Dany
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Re: Professional Letter of Recommendation

Postby Dany » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:53 pm

The best letters are from people who know you and know your work, not the people with the fanciest titles. Pick someone who will write a good letter about you. As for title, something like "Former supervisor" or just their job title while they worked with you would be fine. I don't think it's that important what you put, and since it's not required you could also just leave it blank.

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Re: Professional Letter of Recommendation

Postby glsamo » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:57 pm

Thanks!




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