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So You Want Me to Write You a
Recommendation Letter ...
I'm happy to do so. In order to write the most
effective letter I would like you to provide me the following documents:
- An up-to-date resume (including
your email address)
- A list of classes you've taken
with me and your grades
I will also need the following information
in "bullet" list form:
- The name(s) and address(es) of
the person(s) to receive the letter.
- The type of position you are
applying for and skills required.
- A list of your strengths (highlight
those related to the job you are applying for).
- Evidence of your strengths that
- One weakness you are working
on and how you are working on it.
- Other suggestions for areas you
wish me to comment on.
What you can expect of me:
- A copy of the letter via email.
- A letter approximately 1-page
long (employers rarely read more than that).
- A letter mentioning at least
one weakness (it "frames" the positive messages in an even more favorable
Finally, I'd appreciate you keeping me updated
on your progress. Good luck!