Published May 14, 2009
I just graduated nursing school :cheers: I've been offered an RN position at the hospital I currently work at as a nursing assistant. I'm scheduled to start the second week of June IF I get all the paperwork in on time( transcripts, letters of recommendation from my professors, exit exam score, etc.) I asked my professors last week if they were willing to write letters of recommendation for me and they said yes. I told them it was for a job offering, but I still haven't received anything from my professors. Can I get some advice, am I being impatient? and how long should I wait to ask them again?
Apparently your references are not aware that there is a deadline. A gentle reminder that you need these letters by such and such a date, should suffice.
Normally, you should give the recommenders at least 2 weeks (very minimum) to compose LOR's. Are they aware that there is a deadline? If so, I'd say give them one more week.
I asked a couple of professors for recommendations in a casual conversation - "and oh by the way can you get those to me before Monday" - laughing mind you. BOTH of them had them to me before the end of the day! Don't know if I'll get the job, but I really love my instructors!
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