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5 References?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:08 am

Looking at an OSCAR posting that wants multiple recommenders AND references. I don't know if I can come up with this many without really scraping the bottom of the barrel...someone advised me to just submit my recommenders as references. Tantamount to tanking app?

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Re: 5 References?

Postby BullShitWithBravado » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:13 am

I would just list your recommenders as references. I did this and still got interviews.

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Re: 5 References?

Postby mjb447 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:35 am

I'd probably do that if the other option is to submit "bottom of the barrel" refs/recs. A judge with that preference may or may not care that you've doubled up, but the quality of your refs/recs is almost always really important.

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Re: 5 References?

Postby WinterComing » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:27 pm

I think it's pretty normal to include your recommenders among your references, especially if you're listing five references. Otherwise you'd need eight total people backing you, and that seems pretty unreasonable.

Definitely anecdata, but I listed my recommenders as references and it did not seem to affect me negatively.

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Re: 5 References?

Postby rpupkin » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:46 pm

WinterComing wrote:I think it's pretty normal to include your recommenders among your references

It is normal.

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