How To Ask For A Letter of Recommendation

Ms. Career Girl

The post How To Ask For A Letter of Recommendation appeared first on Ms. Do you have a letter of recommendation already? Having a letter of recommendation can provide your character backing and/or academic accomplishments to help a future boss understand what a superstar your are. Even list the question in your email subject: i.e.: “Request for letter of recommendation to include with my summer internship application.”.

How to Quit Your Job and Travel the World

Jobacle

Chances are you’ve thought about how to quit your job and travel the world at one point or another. This is how to quit your job and travel the world today. Quitting Your Job. Make sure you understand this important aspect of quitting your job and traveling the world because it could save you a lot of heartaches moving forward. If you’re planning on quitting your job, make sure you do not burn any bridges on your way out.

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Recommendations, Referrals, References and What They Mean

Hiring Technical People

I also don’t participate in recommendations for pay. I do participate in recommendations for people with whom I’ve worked in the past and appreciated their work. If I think you’ve done something nice for me, I write you a recommendation on LinkedIn. Recommendations, referrals, and references are all different. Recommendations are helpful. Referrals, when they are not for pay, are quite useful.

6 Recommendations for Dealing with a PIP

Evil HR Lady

Or should I quit now because I’m totally over it and a little concerned how future employers will see it. To read the answer, click here: 6 Recommendations for Dealing with a PIP I was previously on a performance improvement plan (PIP) and just yesterday was given 90 days to improve or be fired. Honestly, I love my work however my boss has a low perception of me and I don’t feel the situation is mendable.

all of my 2020 book recommendations

Ask a Manager

All year long, I’ve made a weekly book recommendation when kicking off the weekend open thread. Here’s the complete list of what I’ve recommended this year (maybe in time for holiday gift-shopping!). Highly recommended.

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5 Tips for Quitting a Job on the Right Note

Career Alley

Quitting a job does not mean what it used to. Trashing your organization during the exit interview is not recommended. The world isn’t dying to hear why you have been wanting to quit and what issues you have. According to several studies, the year 2014 is going to be the freelancer’s year. The job market will see an evolution in the way work is done and the way professionals communicate.

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3 Ways To Supercharge Your LinkedIn Recommendations

Career Realism

Just how important are LinkedIn recommendations? I have repeatedly asked all the recruiters I know what they think of recommendations, and they generally say some version of the same thing: “LinkedIn recommendations won’t make or break someone’s candidacy, but I consistently read them and attest that my opinion of a candidate can be shaped by them.”. Which brings me to the issue of how supercharge your profile via the recommendations sections.

Why Shouldn’t You Treat Your LinkedIn Profile in Quite the Same Way as Your Resume?

Professional Resume Services

If you’ve received an endorsement or a recommendation from a former supervisor or boss, include it on your LinkedIn profile. Your resume and LinkedIn profile should never be one and the same! Professional Resume Services can show you a better way to use LinkedIn. It takes a lot of hard work and effort to craft the perfect resume. When you’ve finally got it just how you want it, you may be tempted to copy and paste the information into your LinkedIn profile.

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How to Quit a Job – The Ultimate Guide to Leaving a Company Gracefully

Jobacle

You are now reading the most comprehensive guide on the planet on How to Quit a Job. If you find this resource on quitting a job useful, please share it and tell a friend! How to Quit a Job: INTRO. It is for this reason we recommend delivering the news in person to as many people as possible. Quitting a job is one of the most stressful career transactions in existence. Before you enter your boss’ office, I recommend calming your body down.

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Leaving a Job: 5 Tips for Doing it With Class

Workology

The job that should have yielded my best Letter of Recommendation, but instead became a black place in my heart. Bonus Track Work "Rayanne Thorn" @Ray_anne blogging4jobs career leaving a job letter of recommendation mentor quitting quitting with class RayanneThorn resignation When it’s time to move on… Several years ago, I left a job I dearly loved. I was devastated – I had assumed I would retire from that gig.

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all of my 2019 book recommendations

Ask a Manager

All year long, I’ve made a weekly book recommendation when kicking off the weekend open thread. Here’s the complete list of what I’ve recommended this year (maybe in time for holiday gift-shopping!). It’s tense, it’s funny, and it does not go quite smoothly. This is not my usual fare, but I quite enjoyed it. Crampton Hodnet , by Barbara Pym, recommended by a commenter last weekend. I quite enjoyed it.

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Quitting Your Job to Start a Business – 10 Things You Need to Know

The Undercover Recruiter

On the other hand, if you were to quit your job and open a business, you would not receive a steady paycheck, though would have the ability to make a significant income while enjoying creative freedom. If you’re going to quit your job to open a company, you’re going to have to pick the right industry to venture into. Prior to sending in that resignation letter, it is suggested that a person be willing to give 110% or it is recommended they stay where they are.

all of my 2018 book recommendations

Ask a Manager

All year long, I’ve made a weekly book recommendation when kicking off the weekend open thread. Here’s the complete list of what I’ve recommended this year (maybe in time for holiday gift-shopping!). Smart and hilariously funny essays on places where he never seems to quite belong. My Year of Rest and Relaxation , by Ottessa Moshfegh, about a woman who decides she’s going to quit her life and sleep for a year.

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How to Quit

Evil HR Lady

Do you have any etiquette recommendations on giving my two weeks by phone or email? Although, I will admit that I once quit via e-mail. My boss was in a different office and I kept calling and getting his voice mail and I certainly didn't want to leave a message saying, "I quit!" People are frequently afraid to tell their bosses that they are planning to quit in the near future. When I quit my last job, I told my boss as soon as my husband had a verbal job offer.

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Quitting A Job Doesn’t Make You A Quitter

Career Realism

Like a helium balloon weeks after your birthday, you’re now metaphorically hovering several inches above the floor, not quite dejected but certainly not as enthusiastic as you were initially. Quitting this early on is not an option you might be thinking. The decision to quit should not be taken lightly. Quitting a job that isn’t right for you is a lot like ending a relationship you’re not happy with anymore. Am I Ready To Quit My Job? Change quitting

4 Reasons You Might Not Get Recommendations On LinkedIn

Career Realism

It was easy to get recommendations when you were six. Have you ever asked a LinkedIn Connection for a Recommendation and heard… nothing? There’s any number of reasons, good and not-so-good, why your Connection may not have responded to your Recommendation request. Here are some reasons you might not get recommendations on LinkedIn: 1. He may not know how to respond to your Recommendation request. Click “Manage your recommendations.”.

How to Quit

Evil HR Lady

Do you have any etiquette recommendations on giving my two weeks by phone or email? Although, I will admit that I once quit via e-mail. My boss was in a different office and I kept calling and getting his voice mail and I certainly didn't want to leave a message saying, "I quit!" People are frequently afraid to tell their bosses that they are planning to quit in the near future. When I quit my last job, I told my boss as soon as my husband had a verbal job offer.

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The Day I Quit My Job to Pursue My Passion: 6 Tips on When to Resign

Personal Excellence Blog

I handed this to my boss in Jul 2008 and quit on Sep 30, 2008. Are You Thinking of Quitting Your Job? Perhaps you’ve been contemplating quitting. Lately, many of my clients have been telling me how they’d like to quit their jobs, possibly to pursue something different. How do one decide when to quit their job? Today, I share 6 pointers on when to quit your job, especially if you’ve been thinking of leaving.

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How Business Recommendations on LinkedIn Can Help Your Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

Have you noticed just how many sites allow users to leave recommendations or reviews online? 10 reviews for this, 5 people recommend that, and this trend is becoming ever more popular. It’s quite probable that LinkedIn will be making more changes and drawing more attention to this particular aspect of its network. I’m sure you can think of other valuable uses for recommendations to promote your brand!

all of my 2017 book recommendations

Ask a Manager

All year long, I’ve made a weekly book recommendation when kicking off the weekend open thread. Here’s the complete list of what I’ve recommended this year (maybe in time for holiday gift-shopping!). I recommended the author’s The Summer Before the War last year too, and this one is just as good.). I recommended this a couple of years ago when I first read it, but I’ve been re-reading it and it’s just as good the second time.).

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Ask Celes – What Books Would You Recommend?

Personal Excellence Blog

That said, I do have some good books to recommend, half of which I read years ago. This book teaches you when to stick and when to quit in your goals. Quite inspiring, especially if you are in a funk. If you read books and you have books to recommend, please share them. State (a) the title of the book(s) and author(s) (b) why you recommend it/them (c) how it/they has/have impacted your life. This is part of the limited-time Ask Celes section.

all my 2016 book recommendations

Ask a Manager

All year long, I’ve made a weekly book recommendation when kicking off the weekend open thread. Here’s the complete list of what I’ve recommended this year (maybe in time for holiday gift-shopping!). It’s quite enjoyable. I read it after someone here recommended it a few months ago, and it’s perfect for anyone who enjoys mocking modern workplaces, especially of the west coast tech variety.

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Not Quite Convicted

Evil HR Lady

The folks at the Employment Insurance office agreed with me that I had not been fired for a just cause and recommended that I might want to pursue this issue with the Human Rights Commission. I was recently terminated from an employer because they had claimed that I had provided false and inaccurate information on my employment application which I dispute. In particular, there was a question asking if "I had ever been convicted for a crime in which a pardon has not been granted?".

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someone I recommended lied to me

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: A colleague asked me to recommend her for a job with a company I used to work for. Based on my recommendation, she got the job. A few weeks later, she said she was quitting to go to grad school, and had only wanted the job because it paid more and she wanted to save up before she left. I work hard to maintain a good relationship with them, and I know they will not be happy I recommended someone who lied to them.

all my 2015 book recommendations

Ask a Manager

For most of 2015, I’ve made a weekly book recommendation when kicking off the weekend open thread. I first read this when I was 9 or 10 but it’s a fully formed novel, not just a short kids’ story, and I’ve read it repeatedly as an adult because it is quite awesome. I’m currently halfway through this darkly hilarious tale of academic politics and quite amused.

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my boss is a snob about college degrees, will I look ungrateful for quitting, and more

Ask a Manager

Will I look ungrateful for quitting right now? I worry that my quitting will be seen as ungrateful, since I have been lucky enough to retain steady income while many people were not as fortunate, even within my own family. Quitting now is not ungrateful to your company.

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Hemingway’s Havana – A Perfect Coffee Table Book

Ms. Career Girl

So I was quite surprised at my response to “ Hemingway’s Havana: A Reflection of The Writer’s Life in Cuba ” by Robert Wheeler. News Product Reviews Travel & Leisure coffee table book recommendation Havana Hemingway Hemingway and Cuba Hemingway's Havana Robert Wheeler authorWhile not as popular as it once was, there’s something elegant and inviting about a carefully chosen coffee table book.

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do I have to give this former coworker a recommendation?

Ask A Manager

At first, I just ignored it, but now he’s sent several follow-up emails asking why I haven’t sent him something, and explaining he’s looking for a new job, and as the company was quite small and he didn’t have a lot of experience before working with me, he really needed my endorsement for his future employers. Hell no, you don’t owe you him a recommendation. That right there warrants a mediocre recommendation at best.

Why I Quit My Good Job At A Fortune 10 Telecom

Career Realism

That was the day I quit my good job at a Fortune 10 Telecom. Related: 5 Things To Consider Before Quitting Your Job. So, why did I quit? When I decided to quit my job, I spent a few weeks thinking about it and I spent a year and a half financially preparing for it. Then, six months later, I got the job at the Fortune 10 Telecom, and a year and seven months later, I quit. It was the first real job I’d ever quit in my life. Am I Ready To Quit My Job?

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how to say “I’ll quit over this”

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Two coworkers and I are outspoken and willing to quit or get fired over some changes to our jobs that are happening due to a new (and terrible) director. An additional two will also quit, but their personal situations prevent them from taking it to our extreme. (I No one would miss me if I quit today. Which of these to choose depends on whether you’d rather quit or wait to see if they fire you.).

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bombarding an employer with unsolicited recommendations can backfire

Ask A Manager

In this case, it made the candidate seem … a little off, more focused on marketing herself than on speaking to the needs of the job, and not quite thoughtful about either. Here’s something that happened recently when I was hiring for an open position: A candidate emailed her resume and cover letter to me.

job applicants bearing gifts, turning down a LinkedIn recommendation request, and more

Ask A Manager

Too legit to quit… trying to get an interview.” My wife doesn’t want to quit (but I stand behind her if she chooses to do so). ” I was quite surprised and I asked why he thought that. How to turn down a thinly-veiled request for a LinkedIn recommendation. I believe that references should be honest, and tailoring a recommendation would not be honest. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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can I get unemployment if I quit due to health issues?

Ask a Manager

If I have asthma and live with family, including my elderly relative who has COPD, I presume that I am still not eligible for unemployment benefits if I quit my job? You’re correct that you’re not eligible for unemployment if you you quit your job (or declined to return when your company reopened) because you’re worried about your safety or a family member’s safety. It might be worth talking to your doctor and seeing if they recommend you quarantine.

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Ready To Quit Your Job? Read This First

Career Realism

It’s time to quit your job. Quitting isn’t about running away, it’s about moving forward. Many of us get to a breaking point before we truly make the decision to quit. There’s no need to rush the process just because the decision to quit has been made. You Have Nothing To Prove Quitting is an emotional experience. They think by quitting abruptly or making a dramatic exit, they’ll prove something to those who let them down. Okay, so you gotta get out.

my boss is mad that I’m quitting

Ask a Manager

Whenever I recommend someone who might be able to take over a project of mine, my boss says they are either too busy or not competent enough. all your questions about resigning, answered my boss is mad that I’m quitting was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I recently resigned from my job.

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update from the reader who recommended someone who lied to her

Ask A Manager

Remember the reader who recommended someone for a job with her former employer and soon found out the person had lied to get the job? She was planning to quit within months for grad school, something that would have prevented the company from hiring her if they’d known. The reader was concerned about how it would reflect on her for recommending the person. They were annoyed that she quit, but didn’t blame me.

recommending a student for a job I ethically oppose, employee tells me about his dating life, and more

Ask a Manager

Do I have to recommend a student for an internship that goes against my beliefs? Recently I had one of my students ask me for a recommendation because she was applying for an internship. Part of the gig is that you’ll write recommendations for good students and not pick on choose based on what you think of the prospective employer. (Of It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I work for a Catholic university, though I am not Catholic myself.

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my mom’s advice is ruining my sister’s job search, explaining I’m quitting because of COVID, and more

Ask a Manager

Point out that you regularly conduct interviews and make hiring decisions as part of your job, and that the stuff you mom is recommending would be deal-breakers for you and your colleagues. Should I tell people I’m quitting because my company isn’t following COVID precautions? I’m high-risk and I’ve decided to quit. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My mom’s advice is ruining my sister’s job prospects.

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my boss told me to quit or be fired

Ask a Manager

Should I recommend a former coworker for a job if I liked her work but others complained about her? You may also like: can I tell callers that my coworkers aren’t going to call them back, giving candidates interview guidance, and… resigning when your boss is abusive, former coworker insists on lunch, and more how to ask to resign instead of being fired my boss told me to quit or be fired was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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is it okay to blindside your boss when quitting?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have a question about how unprofessional it is to “blindside” your boss when quitting. I did try to recommend a colleague for that work instead, but my boss insisted I was more qualified. is it okay to blindside your boss when quitting? Six months ago I started a new job with a multinational company. I asked the internal recruiter specifically about travel expectations and how much interaction I needed to have with the other office.

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resigning via cod, a glorious out-of-office message, and other quitting stories

Ask a Manager

1. “One guy quit, and left up an out-of-office message with stupid quotes from all of his bosses and seniors over the year – attributed to them by name. One of my coworkers ripped off his headset one day, screamed ‘I QUIT THIS PLACE SUCKS’ and stalked out. On Sunday, the beginning of the pay period, she clocked in, wrote ‘I QUIT’ in cod, haddock, and tilapia filets in the seafood counter, and clocked out. Then he quit.”

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company rejected me, then asked me to recommend a better-qualified candidate

Ask A Manager

After all, the interview process is a business discussion, and you could argue that this shouldn’t be much different from telling a vendor, “Hey, your product is good but not quite right for us because we need a product that can also do X and Y — do you know of anything we might look at?&# (And most smart vendors are happy to make suggestions in that situation, in large part because of principles similar to #1 above.).

“I previously sued an employer. How can I explain that on my resume and interview?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Besides the high cost, significant distraction, and long delay of lawsuits, the stigma an employee can face after he or she sues an employer can be quite damaging, long term, and difficult to overcome, as you are seeing. Quite honestly, I don’t know too much about the industry, but I have heard of people who have used companies who specialize in “online reputation repair,” and have been helped. Interviews, Job Offers and Promotions Q & A References and Recommendations Resume ?

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