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How do I ask my previous managing director for a recommendation she offered when I was leaving?

I recently left my job where I had been working for around 8 months. When I was leaving, I had a short meeting with the managing director where she offered to give me a letter of recommendation. It ...
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Reccommendation letter after unsuccessful probationary period [closed]

For various professional reasons (basically we were not a fit in our ways of working) yesterady I was told I would not pass my probationary period. I was given a reccommendation letter though. Here it ...
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Is it beneficial to continue working for a professor, when I don't like the work, only for a letter of recommendation? [closed]

I am working as a research fellow to a professor in a college. This is my first time as a research fellow. I was working as a software engineer before this. I want to apply for grad schools, and to ...
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General letter of recommendation for intern?

I am a senior engineer at a large well known US company, and oversaw an intern this past summer for a comp sci related internship (programming focused). He did a great job, and I was very happy with ...
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How to ask my former employer whether he finished my reference letter or not?

I was once an intern at a company, and had good relationship with my supervisor. I recently asked him for a reference letter and he said he would write one for me, with no hesitation. However, ten ...
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What percentage of technical jobs don't require references? [closed]

A redditor writes: I’ve hired and been hired. Never have I called references if they were provided and none of mine have ever been contacted. Not sure why people ask for them since hiring is already ...
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Is it bad to request a LinkedIn recommendation?

I had asked this question and the most upvoted answer states it's bad to ask (or even receive) recommendation letters over LinkedIn, because it shows your current employer you're looking for new work (...
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How to ask manager who just gave me an appraisal email, for a LinkedIn recommendation

I work part time for a company. My manager is in another city. We recently completed a project and he sent me an appraisal email and a generous bonus that I really wasn't expecting. In fact I'm ...
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Should I offer to or Supply an Award Nomination Form to the Nominee?

So make this short: a teammate on the ~30 person team I currently lead won a national award, and I would like to brag on them a bit. I am the one who submitted the nomination, which includes some ...
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Do I need to ask for an employment reference letter after doing a postdoc in a University?

I'm about to finish my postdoc employment and looking for a job in the industry (both in Germany). I know that a typical thing to add to the job applications for the industry is the "employment ...
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Asking for a recommendation from a former coworker, whom I would not feel comfortable to recommend back

Context I have worked in the same software-development team as “Alex” (and another dozen people) for a couple years, and supervised part of their job at some point (due to “technical superiority”, as ...
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Recommending someone while being newly-hired myself

I joined a new company a few days ago and I am really enjoying it. My close friend is looking for internships and my company has applications open for internships. I think he would be a great fit. ...
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Asking for recommendation letter from my new manager when I just recently started?

So I am in a relatively awkward spot. 2 months and a half ago I joined a company. However I only did so because I did not get accepted to grad school, which is my n1 priority in life. The period to ...
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Dealing with a bad LinkedIn recommendation

In my career I have always received great recommendation letters from management until now. I worked at a small international company in a high level tech position. The entire tech department was ...
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Are managers allowed to send reference letters unrequested? [closed]

I work as a teacher. I left my job because of poor management, a feeling that many other teachers shared, and at least 15 others left for the same reason. While applying for another job, I requested ...
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How to politely but firmly tell that my ex-boss' recommendation letter is not ethical?

Long story short. I was in a company for around a year, and I decided to pursue an alternative career path. Upon leaving, in large advance, I gave notice to my boss (I did not have any issues with him)...
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Can I mention tech stack in Employment Reference Letter for "Software engineer"?

Can I mention tech stack in the "Roles and Responsibilities" part of the reference letter ?. "Employment Reference Letter" is required for Visa/PR/New Job. And Letter looks something like this ...
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Requesting a reference under a new name

If I request a reference after leaving a company, but during the time I left I obtained a criminal conviction that they were aware of and changed my name by deed poll, can they refuse to write me one? ...
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Unreturned recomendations on Linkedin: should I hide them?

I'm starting to use LinkedIn now (I have very few connections) and I would like to use it professionally and to give a good impression both to my friends, to former colleagues, and to potential ...
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When is a good time to present references, letters of reference, and letters of recommendation?

I don't think I've ever been asked for references or letters of reference before, but I do want to provide them in this particular instance, because they may help me get an offer. I've read you ...
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asking second-level manager for recommendation

My manager's manager and I are on fairly good terms and he's familiar with some of my work - would it be a bad idea to ask him for a recommendation for a new job? I'm not entirely sure I want to leave ...
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Should I keep my recommendation letter within one page?

I'm an assistant professor at a university. I'm writing a recommendation letter for an undergraduate student, who is applying for an internship job. The problem that I am facing is that I know this ...
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Should I avoid writing a LinkedIn recommendation for a terminated employee?

A former employee who was a direct report of mine, and who I recently terminated, is asking for a LinkedIn recommendation. The individual was fired because the quality of his work (software ...
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Asking for a recommendation from a colleague to apply for an internship at a company he mentioned to me

Right now, I'm doing an internship at a local company in my province. In October of last year, I decided that I wanted to participate in an internship program in Japan that my school advertises. They ...
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Is a teacher's recommendation in LinkedIn actually useful?

After graduating, I have some friends that have teacher's recommendations in their LinkedIn profile. I have had a good relationship with most of my teachers (quite good, actually) and I have been a ...
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Asking Job Recruiter To Contact A Reference?

After asking a former professor about receiving a letter of recommendation, they told me they would write me a letter upon being requested. Seeing that I have several references on my job application,...
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How to draft a recommendation letter for myself to be approved by the department head?

I have worked in the IT department with my current employer for a few years. I am planning to leave this job soon. My department head has agreed to sign a recommendation letter for me. However, he is ...
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How detailed should be the employment certificate?

I want to ask my former employer to issue a letter of Employment Certificate for me so that I can give it to my next employer (in Germany). Besides the employment period and my position title there, ...
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Experience letter or success story

I was working as a solution architect and consultant for a project in one of largest banks in the country through one of the international IT consultancy companies. My project allocation contact ended ...
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Friend wants my recommendation but I don't want to give it to him

I met my friend in my first year of college (Computer Science), so I can tell that I know how well he works and how knowledgeable he is. He's a good friend, we chat occasionally, meet up to have ...
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Is the recommendation of other team members is as valuable as CTOs?

I left my previous company. On the last day, the CTO told me that she can give me a recommendation, and help me to find a new employer. But, later I figured out that when I give a her as a reference ...
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Employment reference with point 2.9 in Germany [closed]

I got a Arbeitszeugnis (Employment of reference) from my previous Employer in Germany. In Germany, it is illegal to write something negative to employees. However, when you look at that, you perceive ...
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Recommendation letter for lecturer from student

My lecturer, who was also my undergraduate thesis supervisor, has requested me to write a LinkedIn recommendation for him. I am in a dilemma of accepting or rejecting this request since I don't think ...
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Could I ask an employee of my company's client for a recommendation letter ? Will it violate any company policy?

I will be applying to Graduate schools for Fall 2019. I have taken my GRE and will be planning to take again. My undergrad core GPA is not very good due to health problems, which I will mention in my ...
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Asking for letters of recommendation when being laid off [closed]

My position was eliminated due to corporate restructuring. Multiple people were affected. When I asked my boss & manager for letters of recommendation, both of them told me they were not allowed ...
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Should I recommend a fired colleague?

I work at a multi-location company, on a project involving people from different offices. I had a co-worker at another location who worked on the same project as me for a few months. Recently she was ...
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My boss is leaving the company. Is it okay to ask him for a LinkedIn recommendation?

I work for a fast-growing startup and I just found out that my direct manager (leading a team of ~25 people) will be leaving the company. I'm fairly confident that he's leaving because of the ...
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Am I obligated to disclose to my boss that somebody else recommended me to our competitor?

I work in a small town with two newspapers. A "friend" took it upon herself to recommend me for a job at the paper I do not work at. Now I am in a position of deciding whether to tell my boss about ...
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Should I ask my boss for their job if they're leaving?

I'm the type of person who doesn't realize when something is out of bounds. My boss is stepping down into a lesser role because she just had a baby and wants to spend more time at home. I've applied ...
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How do you handle continual requirements for targeted reference letters from a small pool of people?

I'm trying leave my current field and get an English teaching position in Japan. One thing that seems to be very common with organizations that hire for this sort of thing is a requirement to provide ...
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In the Netherlands, are reference letters commonly required?

I want to apply for the R&D position in large high-tech company in Netherlands. I currently work in academia and I have never worked in a private company. When applying for the job in the ...
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Recommendation letter and pay slip in Germany [closed]

I quit my job on the 31.07.2017 and still haven't received my recommendation letter (Arbeitszeugnis) and pay slips (Lohnabrechnungen) for the last 4 months from my former employer. Just to be clear, I ...
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My SO is going abroad and I'll most likely move to live with her in less than a year. Should my employer know? [closed]

I have been with my current employer for couple of months now. So far I am extremely satisfied with the job, the only "problem" is that my SO is going abroad for couple of years. At this point there ...
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Should I use a bad reference from an employer that was involved in illegal activities? [closed]

I have a few references. Usually getting job reference in my country is hard as hell. The problem is that I moved to another country and for job applications I decided to go with 3 what I consider ...
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Recommended co-worker gets offered turned down at last second

In April I switched my job. When I departed I made a deal with my (old) boss (he is also the single owner of that 20 people company). Since I am also a teacher at a near university, I get to know many ...
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Recommending a current co-worker

My co-worker has a visa situation - if he does not get the Visa this time around, he is going to have to leave the country and either work out of my company's India office, or look for another job. ...
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Appropriate to Refer Friend When Employer is Considering Applications from my University's Program

I am apart of a program where students at my university are referred by the university to businesses related to our degrees for a full time job for part of the year (in three month periods, twice a ...
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Paper quality for letters of recomendations

I know for your resume you should use the nicer heavier quality paper. But should you do the same for any letters of recommendation you have? I have quite a few and I'm curious if I should use the ...
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Hired as an intern, but employer expects me to work to standard of paid employees [closed]

I was recently hired as an unpaid intern(though not through any school) for a company, in addition to my paid work as a freelancer. The suggestion was that into the deal I would be given training and ...
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How to say politely that recommendation letters directly from reviewers could be sent later? Would this help?

The announcement for a position I am applying to says "two recommendation letters must be sent directly from reviewers". While I have reviewers that could send good recommendations for me, I find to ...
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