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LOR from an employer?

LOR from an employer?
« on: August 23, 2007, 08:25:24 AM »
I've been working for a member of congress for about a year and am wondering whether or not it's worth it to have him write (or sign, more accurately) an LOR for me. I already have letters from my college thesis advisor and a former boss that I did research for, and I could have another good academic letter if I decide to ask for it.

My thinking is that letters from members of congress are probably pretty overused and I don't think it would be written any better than my other letters. Does anyone have thoughts on this? Does a letter from a member of congress carry any weight that another letter wouldn't?

Re: LOR from an employer?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2007, 07:35:53 PM »
Thanks. That was my thinking too, but other folks were encouraging me to do it anyway.