If you would like me to write a letter of recommendation for a job, internship, or graduate school, please ask me first. You can do this in person, by phone, or through email. I will need 3 weeks to write the recommendation, especially if it’s for graduate school since most schools have similar deadlines and I get a lot of requests for recommendations.
If I agree to write the recommendation, I will need the following information:
1. A list of the places for which you need letters. Include the name of the program or agency and the date each recommendation is due. I don’t need any other information for online recommendations. For individual letters, I’ll need a copy of the recommendation form (if there is one), name and address for the contact person, and an addressed and stamped envelope for each school or agency.
2. A brief personal statement or an explanation of the position and anything you want me to highlight in the letter.
3. A copy of your resume.