Asking for a letter of recommendation can be anxiety inducing. Use this approach, and a glowing appraisal will be in your inbox in no time.
Whether you’re looking for a new job, applying for admission to graduate school or vying for a scholarship, chances are you’re going up against competition—and plenty of it. You need to find a way to stand out. One way to do so is with a strong letter of recommendation.
It may seem counterintuitive, but you don’t always have to sneak around when you’re job searching.
You may even have to get crafty to account for your sudden absenteeism at your current job. Then, there’s the interview suit situation: Next you’re finding yourself changing in your car or a gas station to return to the office in casual mode.
There is another option you probably haven’t considered: Tell your boss
“This is a great concern for virtually all of my clients who are employed and fearful that their job search efforts will be ‘outed,’” says Roy Cohen, a New York City-based career coach and author of “The Wall Street Professional’s Survival Guide.”
Your resume is your first chance to grab a recruiter or hiring manager’s attention. But you don’t want to be remembered for the wrong reasons.
That happens more often than you might think
it may sound like a question from an online dating profile, but when job interviewers ask what irritates you about others, they’re trying to assess how you will get along with your colleagues and clients, and how your personality will fit in with the company culture.