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How soon to get a rec letter?

06hopeful

How soon to get a rec letter?
« on: August 24, 2005, 09:10:34 AM »
How long do you have to work somewhere before you can get a letter of recommendation from a supervisor there? I started working here a few (about 3) months ago-- do you think it will carry any weight? Do you think they'd be willing to recommend after such a short tenure?

SkullTatt

Re: How soon to get a rec letter?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2005, 10:47:19 AM »
On the one hand, summer interns often leave their internships with letters of recommendation, and they usually work less than 3 months. On the other hand, for a job with no set end-point, they might expect you to prove yourself more before they would want to write a letter. Do they know you are planning to go to law school next year (i.e. quit)? You will have to feel them out...

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Re: How soon to get a rec letter?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2005, 11:19:25 AM »
I'm in the same boat, I've been working for about 2 months now.
I noticed on one school's instructions (Boalt or Columbia, I believe) that they want you to submit a letter from your employer if you've been working full time.
Do you think they really want an employer letter if it's been such a short time?