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what works best in the LOR

what works best in the LOR
« on: September 17, 2004, 05:24:53 PM »
I am in the workforce for several years now and would be getting 2 LORs, one from my current boss (an attorney ) and the other from my previous boss. He's a scientific director and wants to know what he should emphasize more:
1. How good I am acdemically (how sound my knowledge is)
 or ,
2. how good a worker I was
3. How great a person I am

Ofcourse, I'll tell him to put all of the above, but what should be the sequence in terms of importance.

I am also trying to get one of my ex-profs to write but he's the procastination world champion and also super busy (who's not) . So I am not sure if that would happen.

Thanks for your thoughts.


Re: what works best in the LOR
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2004, 05:55:34 PM »
I am not sure how well an employer can attest to your academic promise.  I think it would be better for it to be about how good of a worker you are rather than a person.  I would definitely try to get one from a prof.

Re: what works best in the LOR
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2004, 06:22:04 PM »
Thanks. Since I am a scientist and worked most of my career in discovery research, all my work is founded on my academic abilities. So, I guess in effect he may be able to say both a good worker and academic abilities in the same breadth.