Letters of Recommendation are important. Do you know how important?
If the rest of your app is amazing, then mediocre recs won’t kill your chances — but one bad rec might.
Even more critical: If the rest of your app is borderline, then an outstanding recommendation can absolutely tilt the scale in your favor.
EssaySnark’s Letters of Recommendation App Accelerator will guide you to choosing the right recommenders — for the right reasons. You’ll get personalized feedback from EssaySnark on your recommenders’ strategy, to make sure you’re leveraging this super important application asset to its fullest advantage.
Who is it for?
- Don’t want to tell your manager that you are applying to bschool
- Just changed jobs
- Are a consultant who reports to different managers all the time
- Are an entrepreneur who doesn’t have a normal boss
- Work for a family business
- Are still in school and don’t have any professional references
- Are applying to lots of schools
- Don’t know any alumni to recommend you
- Have lots of possible recommenders but aren’t sure who to choose for which school
App Accelerator: Letters of RecommendationThis App Accelerator will teach you:
- What needs to go into your recommendation letters?
- Who should write them?
- What if your recommender says she doesn't have time to do it?
How it works
It goes like this:
- Read the App Accelerator tutorial online in My SnarkCenter
- Submit your Basic MBA Profile in My SnarkCenter (GMAT, GPA, resume, etc.)
- Submit your School Strategy in My SnarkCenter: which schools, which rounds
- Within 30 days of purchase, submit your content for review in My SnarkCenter following the best practices laid out in the tutorial
- Get personalized feedback from EssaySnark posted to My SnarkCenter in 1 to 2 business days
- Got questions about the feedback? Post them to My SnarkCenter for follow-up from EssaySnark
Nail down the SECOND most important part of your bschool application with the Letters of Recommendation App Accelerator.
Purchase the App Accelerator: Letters of Recommendation: $ 100.00
TERMS: App AcceleratorsAll consulting services are sold on a subscription basis and managed online. All EssaySnark feedback is provided in writing and posted private to you through the My SnarkCenter client portal.
The standard App Accelerator subscription is 30 days (60-day subscriptions for certain bundled products). You may view the tutorial as often as you like while your subscription is active. As an online-only subscription, you may not download or print the tutorial. This subscription is for your use only. All EssaySnark content is copyright protected and may not be shared. Any violation of terms will result in immediate cancelation of access. If you have a buddy who wants help with his apps, please encourage him to get his own subscription. Thanks for understanding that EssaySnark needs to eat, too. Because instant access is provided to the tutorial, no refunds are available.
After working through the guidelines detailed in the App Accelerator tutorial, you can submit your material for one confidential review by EssaySnark (two rounds of review for the Career Goals App Accelerator). Feedback on most App Accelerator submissions is returned within two business days. Your actual turnaround will depend on our current volume when you submit which you can monitor through the Review Queue in My SnarkCenter. We cannot guarantee a specific turnaround time. If you received this App Accelerator as part of a product bundle with priority reviews, you will automatically enjoy faster service. Speedy Review is available as an add-on to any submission.
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After you’ve completed this App Accelerator, please come back here and tell others how useful (or not) you think it was.
Great specific recommendation advice
I saw there were no reviews posted for the recommendation guide so I figured I’d give some input. I’m a reapplicant and purchased the recommendation accelerator and resume accelerator, in addition to a couple essay decimators. The recommendation accelerator is the only product I’ve fully gone through so I can only comment on this so far. Short answer – buy this product, if only for the specific advice given to you.
Last year I wrote a couple of bullet points for my recommenders and hoped for the best. I was dinged at all three schools I applied to. Not that I’m blaming them, but I figured this year I would provide them all the support I could. Reapplying is not fun and I wanted to put my best foot forward.
Compared to the resume accelerator, the recommendation book itself is not the longest (roughly 30 pages). In addition, some of the topics were fairly general and high level (i.e. don’t write your own apps, tell them to be specific), but I understand these will be useful for most applicants. There’s about a 10-page section at the end on handling difficult or unusual situations (e.g. what if they are lukewarm, what if you work for a family business, are unemployed…etc) that also wasn’t extremely useful to me but could be very helpful for others.
The part I found extremely helpful was the guidance they provided to my recommendation strategy. I wrote a detailed description of each person I was going to approach, why I thought they were good, and what I wanted them to say. Essaysnark reviewed this in detail along with my resume, career goals, target schools in mind and commented not only on my overall approach but specific items I wanted to mention. Through ‘snarks advice I realized that I was overestimating how important some of the stuff I was highlighting to my recommenders, and underemphasizing some other skills that should be highlighted. In addition, I was torn between asking 1 or 2 potential recommenders, and Snark gave me specific advice that helped me identify which one to ask (hint: go with the one that knows you best, regardless if you think he’s a better writer, can offer a different perspective…etc).
I had some annoying follow-up questions to which Essaysnark answered promptly.
Overall I am very happy with the app accelerator and think it will really help my recommendations (one of the areas where I have least control). I hope the resume review and decimator services are just as good.