good job reference

by barkkathulla 2012-09-15 10:25:54

<u><font color=#550000>PROVIDE A GOOD JOB REFERENCE</font>Smile
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Be aware of the following:
⢠The job candidate may worry if you give a letter that is reasonable
but not an outstanding recommendation.
⢠Give a clear and precise picture.
⢠Explain the context of the candidate's accomplishments or research
and give a sense of how that work will contribute to a given job or
field.
⢠Establish the candidateâs contribution: Explain what a discipline or
your department would have been like if the candidate had never
contributed to it.
⢠Remember that the person you are recommending is competing with
other applicants who are highly recommended for the same job.
Therefore, any letter without the highest recommendations can look
halfhearted.
⢠A statement to hint a consideration of a candidate's weakness is a
kiss of death. Avoid the temptation to go there.
⢠Make it positive to leave a good impression of the Job candidate
because your letter is the last piece of information to greatly impact
the review process.
⢠You are rendering a professional service to the job candidate and the
search committee/the hiring manager that evaluates the candidate.
⢠Donât write a positive letter of recommendation if you can't do so
honestly.
⢠A letter to recommend hire focuses more on competency, scholarly
or exceptional contribution and performance potentials.
⢠A letter to recommend focuses on objectively evaluating the work
the job candidate has already completed with 40% praise and 60%
objective assessment of strengths and weaknesses (an evaluation of
impacts, competencies, performance and most important
achievements.)
⢠The critical comments could give tenure committee a reason to
decline a promotion.
⢠Donât leave the reviewers with more questions and many ways of
interpreting your comments. Avoid the following:
1.
"I am thrilled to provide a reference for Jon Doe, whom I
trained and with whom I thereafter collaborated for many
years."
The reviewer: The candidate was to secure a letter from an
objective observer. This wonât cut it. You must establish your
relationship as an objective expert.
2.
"Jon Doe deserves this promotion because he has done 20
workshops and 5 papers on this topic last year.â
The reviewer: We can count but are you too lazy to read and
evaluate the papers? It is best to read a paper or attend a
workshop to directly evaluate and praise the quality of the work
and performance rather than the quantity.
3.
"Jon Doe is really considered to be a remarkable employee."


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