clueless801 wrote:Aii Imma ask again if anyone can help - I'm going to ask my boss to write me a letter but since I draft all her communications anyway and bc I hear from others, I'm expecting to draft the letter for her. I'm going to go in with a draft ready at hand. Can anyone who mightve been in this situation point me in the direction of the resources they used - or provide some tips to make sure it sounds like its the boss writing and not me? Everything in the letter is going to be genuine because she has praised me time and again so those are the examples i'm using, it's just a matter of putting pen to paper for her :/ waghh helppppp.
It's been several years, but I penned my own recommendation from the director of the English academy I taught at in Korea and had her sign it to use upon my return stateside.
I don't have any specific resources, but you have probably already Googled and used the same pages that I used then. If you know you have a very distinct writing voice, I would just aim to be as plain in your language as possible while maintaining a professional tone. If you haven't already sent the LSAC request, I would choose the option to waive your access rights. You will print the letter, she will read, sign, and scan into a PDF to attach per the instructions she receives in the email. But, since you have waived your rights, certainly if the voices do align, no one will think you wrote it yourself. I mean, it's not something worth worrying about too much as she is signing off on it. But, if you are paranoid, there is that.
I can probably find a letter my current boss wrote when I was looking for another job (he's really nice like that) and I might be able to dig around for a copy of my K-boss letter as well. Neither are extraordinary, but they are fine. Otherwise, all my actual LSAC letter really are waived access and I have no idea how they turned out.