We previously laid out how to design your strategy around choice of recommenders for your MBA application.
So now that you know who to ask, how do you ask them?
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We have an in-depth tutorial called the Letters of Recommendation App Accelerator which gives even more guidance on who to choose and how to set your strategy and the timelline for when to ask them. As part of this App Accelerator, you’ll submit your Recommenders’ Strategy to EssaySnark for review and input on who you’re choosing and why. This can be especially helpful if you’re debating between different people to choose for different applications and can’t decide who would be best. It also gives you feedback on the ideas you’ll offer to your recommenders, for them to consider in what to say about you in their recommendation. (Again, you cannot write your own recs, though; those are topline ideas and suggestions to them only.)
Once you know who to ask and how to ask them, you can also get additional support so that your recommenders do the best job on your behalf that they possibly can! EssaySnark’s customized MBA Recommender Instruction Sets is a purpose-built guide tailored to your specific schools, that you give your recommenders so they know what to focus on — and what not to say!!