Letters of recommendation. - page 3

by SuzieVN 5,416 Views | 23 Comments

Any insight on the weight given to them, versus a telephone reference? I can't locate my former bosses, but I have letters from several of them. I'd cringe to have anyone think, for a second, I'd present letters that were not... Read More


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    So I have a question- I'm guessing the letter looks better if it's signed, but I have a couple that aren't because the writer emailed it to me. Does that look bad? They still have the writer's phone number and email so they can be contacted..
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    Quote from chelseafm
    So I have a question- I'm guessing the letter looks better if it's signed, but I have a couple that aren't because the writer emailed it to me. Does that look bad? They still have the writer's phone number and email so they can be contacted..

    Why wouldn't a letter be signed?
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    Depends on the employer. Had one requested my nurse friend contact her references to send letters of recommendation. Originally it was to be emailed, but there was a problem sending it that way so I called the employer and acquired the fax number to send that way, with my signature.

    There are different types of letters of recommendation: personal, professional, academic. Be sure you know your reference and what the employer is asking for.
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    Your proof of having worked there is: W4s, tax returns and pay stubs. Your accountant should have copies of all that and if nto hmm i guess contact the IRS about getting a copy. track down your writers via internet or acquaintances if not possible then go volunteer, network make new friends and contacts because the employer must be able to reach someone who can vouch for your character,work and something or another. Yes the job market is very different now than before so any applicant who doesn't have the required items will be discarded for the next person who does. You know once I was offered a job on the spot because when asked if i had my license number and i said yes and would they like a copy of it and i gave them a copy of my entire info packet with references, resulted in a double blink and a question of when can you start? Good luck


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