Jen van der Meer

So, You Need a Letter of Recommendation

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Dear former students and employees. I’d be delighted to write you a letter of recommendation.

I’ll need you to do some work first.

First – make sure this is not a last-minute exercise. I’ll need a few days for synthesis, and I frequently travel, so make sure you’re giving me a minimum of a week between request and due date, and note you may still get me in a busy moment so more time is better.

I’ll then take all of these inputs and edit your letter, being sure to add my own flourish based on what you provided.

Thanks,

Your former Professor / Employer / Mentor

Jen van der Meer