You might have seen movies like “Up in the Air,” where the actors had written their letter of recommendation on behalf of their bosses. But this is real life. It is far more difficult and challenging. But it is a great experience as well.
In this real world of problems and unemployment, getting a cool reference letter or letter of recommendation is far more difficult than what we think. It is sometimes a source of much anxiety. You may think about whom to ask, how to ask, what to say? You know all the answer but you’re still anxious. Isn’t it so?
So, what is the best way to ask for a letter of recommendation? All jokes apart, you wait for the right time and ask your boss or teacher for a good reference. When is the right time?
- The boss is happy with your work.
- You’ve done something great for the firm.
It is always in your control to get a great letter of recommendation. Your boss should know the following things about you and themselves and include them in the reference letter.
- To Highlight their Qualifications
- Your and their skills set
- Provide a Unique Template for the letter.
- Offer a “no questions asked” policy.
It is very important to let your supervisor or boss know that you give them value. That is why you are reaching them for the reference letter. So, they would respect your approach and will write something great for you.
The second thing is skills set of your boss or teacher who is recommending you. It matters a lot.
It takes one legend to introduce another.
This is how great people of the past used to write!
Let’s have a look at some of the coolest recommendation letters.
The beautiful paper from 1995, for this man shows the perfection. cool stuff here, look at the greatness in the words.
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