When choosing who to write your letters of recommendation to your MBA applications, you know the basics:
- The schools prefer that you get a rec from your current direct supervisor.
- Professional recommenders who are in a position to evaluate your work product are important. Academic recommenders are almost always not advisable.
But who is really the very best choice for this important task?
This is what you need to do:
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Recommendations may seem like the easy part of the app: You pick who you want, set them up in the system, and voila, someone else has to do the work! But there is quite a bit of prep and planning that needs to go into it, and many ways to optimize your equation. Don’t leave the hard thinking on these choices to later, and don’t rush through it without considering all options!