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Letters of recommendation – Part 2


February 15, 2019

It makes all the sense in the world for employers to do some research on job applicants before hiring them. One way to do this, of course, is to talk to people who know the applicants.

Some employers prefer to call people whose names have been provided by the potential employees. Others ask the people on the list of references to write letters of recommendation for applicants.

In the years that I have been employed at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) I have been on several search committees to hire new faculty members.

In the process, I have called references and I have read n...

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