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Recommendation Letters

A recommendation letter is a written reference that offers information about your character, work history, and or/academic history. Recommendation letters can help you find a job or get into college. Find out more about recommendation letters, get sample recommendation letters, and more.
  1. Recommendation Letter FAQ (10)
  2. Sample Recommendations (16)

How to Get a Business School Recommendation
A business school recommendation is an essential part of a business school or MBA application. Many schools ask for two to three recommendation letters. Get tips on how to get a business school recommendation for your MBA application.

Recommendation Letters That Work for Business School Applicants
Business school recommendations are serious business. If you need a recommendation letter to supplement your business school application, you will need to get real letters that are proven to work for business school applicants. Learn more here.

10 Sample Recommendation Letters
See a list of the most popular sample recommendation letters on the Business School site. Sample recommendations are available for almost every need.

What is a Recommendation Letter?
Recommendation letters defined. Find out what a recommendation letter is here.

What Should be Included in a Recommendation Letter?
Whether you are writing a recommendation letter or requesting one from someone else, it can be hard to determine what should be included. Read this FAQ to get the answer.

How Do I Choose a Letter Writer?
Choosing a writer for your recommendation letter can be difficult. Find out how to choose the best recommender here.

When Should I Ask for a Letter of Recommendation?
When is the right time to ask for a letter of recommendation? Can you ask too early? Too late? Find out when to request your letter of recommendation here.

Good Letters of Recommendation
Recommendation Letters- Wondering what qualifies as a good letter of recommendation? Get the answer here.

Help Your Recommendation Writers Help You
Scott Shrum, co-author of Your MBA Game Plan, offers excellent advice on securing an MBA recommendation in the following article.

Can You Ask for a Recommendation Letter Via Email?
Asking for Recommendation Letters: Is asking for a recommendation letter via email considered acceptable? Get the answer to this common question here.

Tips for Choosing Your Recommender
This book excerpt covers the subject of choosing someone to write recommendation letters. While the excerpt focuses on law school in particular, it will be a valuable read for anyone who need recommendation letters for school and work.

Asking for a Letter of Recommendation
Recommendation Letters. If you need a recommendation letter, it can be hard to decide who to ask. Here are a short list of qualities to look for when you need recommendation letters.

Should I Get a Letter from Someone I Know Well or Someone Who is Well Known?
This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions in regards to recommendation letters. Keep reading to find out if you should go with a famous name or a familiar face when asking for your letter of recommendation.

Requesting Recommendation Letters
A good recommendation letter can be an asset when applying to college or looking for a job. Find out more about requesting recommendation letters- who to ask, how to ask, etc.

Types of Recommendation Letters
A recommendation letter is a written reference that offers information about your character. Recommendation letters can help you find a job or get into college. Find out more about the different types of recommendation letters here.

How Can I Thank Someone for Writing a Recommendation Letter?
Did you know that it is customary to formerly thank the person who wrote your recommendation letter? Find out the best way to thank you recommender here.

Recommendation Letters - Business School Recommendations
Recommendation letters provide admission committees with information that may or may not be found in your business school application, including academic and work achievements, character references, and personal details. Find out what the difference is between good business school recommendations and bad business school recommendations.

Recommendation Letter Do's and Don'ts
A good recommendation letter can be an asset to your college application. During admissions, most business schools expect to see at least one, preferably two or three, letters of recommendation for each applicant. Here are some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when securing your recommendation letters.

Writing Recommendation Letters
Recommendation letters are often used by students during college admissions or by jobseekers seeking employment. Writing a recommendation letter can seem like an intimidating task, but once you know what should be included it becomes much easier.

Recommendation Letters- Career References
Good career references can mean the difference between you getting the job you want and someone else getting the job you want. The sooner you gather your references, the better.

Is it OK to Lie When Writing a Recommendation Letter?
When people ask for a recommendation letter, they want a glowing reference. What happens if you can't give them one? Find out here whether or not it is okay to lie in a recommendation letter.

Sample Letter of Recommendation – Undergraduate Student
Need to see a sample recommendation letter? Here is a free sample letter of recommendation for a potential undergraduate student. You'll also find links for more sample recommendation letters here.

Sample Recommendation Letters- Undergraduate Student
Many colleges prefer that applicants supply at least two letters of recommendation during the admissions process. Here is a sample recommendation letter for a prospective undergraduate student.

Sample Recommendation Letters- Graduate Student
Most graduate schools require that applicants supply at least two letters of recommendation. Here is a sample recommendation letter for a prospective graduate student.

Sample Letter of Recommendation – Former Employee
Need to see a sample recommendation letter? Here is a free sample letter of recommendation written for a former employee. You'll also find links for more sample recommendation letters here.

Sample Letter of Recommendation – MBA Applicant
Need to see a sample recommendation letter? Here is a free sample letter of recommendation for an MBA applicant. You'll also find links for more sample recommendation letters here.

Sample Letter of Recommendation Business School Applicant
Need to see a sample recommendation letter? Here is a free sample letter of recommendation for a business school applicant. You'll also find links for more sample recommendation letters here.

Sample Recommendation Letter- Fellowship Application
Need a sample letter of recommendation? Here is a sample recommendation letter for a fellowship application. You'll also find links to more sample recommendation letters here.

Sample Recommendation Letter- From Teacher
Need a sample letter of recommendation? Here is a sample recommendation letter written by a teacher/friend for a fellowship application. You'll also find links to more sample recommendation letters here.

Sample Recommendation Letter - College Recommendation
Need a sample letter of recommendation? Here is a sample college recommendation written by a high school principal. You'll also find links to more sample recommendation letters here.

Sample Recommendation Letter - Program Recommendation
Need a sample letter of recommendation? Here is a sample program recommendation written by an employer. You'll also find links to more sample recommendation letters here.

Sample Recommendation Letter - Harvard Recommendation
Need a sample letter of recommendation? Here is a sample Harvard recommendation written by an academic dean. You'll also find links to more sample recommendation letters here.

Sample Recommendation Letter - Professor Recommendation
Need a sample letter of recommendation? Here is a sample college recommendation written by a professor. You'll also find links to more sample recommendation letters here.

Sample Recommendation Letter - Job Reference
Looking for a sample recommendation letter for a former employee? This sample recommendation letter was written for a property manager who is seeking employment with another company.

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