Do employers want reference letters at OCI?

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Do employers want reference letters at OCI?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:53 pm

I was wondering whether I should ask for a letter of reference from my current employer before I leave for school. I assume firms will contact prior employers, but do they expect letters of recommendation or anything like that?


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Re: Do employers want reference letters at OCI?

Postby imchuckbass58 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:00 pm

No. I have never heard of a firm requesting a letter of recommendation. You may need these for clerkships, but in that case it would have to be from law school professors, not employers.

At the very most a firm may ask for a list of references (i.e., so they can call them up and chat) but even this is pretty rare.

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Re: Do employers want reference letters at OCI?

Postby 270910 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:58 pm

No. And very few firms actually even call references from a list if provided.

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Re: Do employers want reference letters at OCI?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:07 pm

Thank God. I was fired unjustly and have decided it's not worth the mess to try and fix it since school starts so soon. I was worrying about that. As it stands I can say simply that the position ended because I was heading back to school.

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Re: Do employers want reference letters at OCI?

Postby mdd05d » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:26 pm

Do you think it would be worth it to have the firm I worked for this summer do a quick letter of recommendation to give at the beginning of my interview?

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Re: Do employers want reference letters at OCI?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:27 pm

I had 1 firm do that.

I don't think, you should be handing out recommendations at your interview, but you should be ready to answer questions like

What do you like most at your current job?....

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Re: Do employers want reference letters at OCI?

Postby mdd05d » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:54 pm

Yea, that sounds about right. Thanks.




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