The Admissionado Guide to Letters of Recommendation
What do MBA admissions committees look for in a Letter of Recommendation? Is it better to get a letter from a CEO if you can? What should your recommender say? What if they ask YOU to write it for them? We've helped thousands of ambitious folks answer these and other questions related to this critical – and underestimated – component to business school applications. When executed correctly, it can be the cinching element to the rest of your application package.
It is possible to fumble here. We've seen it before. Recommenders not answering the school's questions, failing to add anything new and insightful, refusing to write the letters and so applicants do it themselves... We've distilled our observations over the years into this compact guide to help you avoid classic missteps, and instead, pursue a smarter plan to notching killer LORs.