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Rec Letters

by cloodle » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:19 am
Dear experts -

Perhaps you can help me with the issue of rec letters.

For the past 3 years I was running a small business in the field of construction (flood and fire damage restoration). I joined the owner shortly after incorporation, and essentially "made it happen" for him.

Today it's a company of 5 people with over $300K annual revenue

Is it best to have the company owner, whose "right hand" I was for these years to write the letter? or is it better to find someone from outside the company, maybe an organization I was involved with or someone else to write it?

I sounds to me like a letter from the owner would be most effective, but some people are telling me that a letter from an owner of such a small company will not be taken seriously, and it's better to find someone with a "louder name"

What do you think?

Thanks a million!


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by Lisa Anderson » Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:56 pm
Dear cloodle,

The owner of the business is a letter you must have. Not only is this person your direct supervisor, but is the best person to speak to your abilities. For the other letter, I think you could pick a vendor, client or other co-worker.

Good luck,
Lisa Anderson
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