Sample Instructions for Reference Letters by wkn50447

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									       Sample Text for Requesting Letters of Recommendation
If you are requesting letter of recommendations from your candidates, please utilize the Specific
Scenario document to help select the correct settings for your posting.


If you choose ‘No’:
The minimum number should be ‘0’.
The applicant WILL NOT see any information you enter on this page.




If you choose ‘Yes’ and a number between 1 and 10:




The applicant will not be allowed to complete their application until the MINIMUM number of
recommendation provider emails has been entered.

You might use something similar to these 2 samples in the ‘Instructions to Applicant’

   1. Please submit e-mail addresses for 3 individuals that will provide a letter of
      recommendation supporting your application for this position. Please select
      recommendation providers who can attest to the following skills: <list desired skills>

   2. If you are selected for further consideration we will require 3 confidential letters of
      recommendation. Please submit an e-mail address for 3 carefully selected
      recommendation providers who have specific knowledge of the skills you possess that
      apply to this position.


If you choose ‘Yes’ and ‘0’:




The applicant will have the opportunity to enter email addresses their recommendation providers
or move pass this section and have the recommendation provider send the letters to a US mail
or email address.

You might use something similar to these 2 samples in the ‘Instructions to Applicant’:
  1.   This application requires 2 confidential letters of recommendation. Please provide an
       email address for each recommendation provider. If your recommendation provider
       would rather send the letter by US Mail, please have them mail the letter to:
       <address>.

  2.   If your application is selected for further consideration, recommendation letters will be
       requested from 2 individuals supporting your application for this position. Please
       provide an email address for each recommendation provider. If your recommendation
       provider would rather send the letter by US Mail, you will be contacted when that letter
       is required. Please select recommendation providers who can attest to the following
       skills: <list desired skills>




Sample Text for ‘Instructions to Recommendation Provider’ field:
  1.   Please provide a recommendation letter for this candidate within 2 weeks of this
       email. We would appreciate your experience of the candidate's teaching skills and
       research expertise. If you have any questions<your name> at <phone number>
       and/or <email address>.

  2.   We would appreciate your thoughts and experiences regarding this candidate’s ability
       to perform the <specific duties> this job will entail. Please provide a recommendation
       letter for this applicant by uploading it using the link below.



Sample Text for ‘Thanks/Follow-up’ field:
  1.   We appreciate your assistance in providing a recommendation letter for our Assistant
       Professor position. If you have any follow-up information or any questions, please
       contact <your name> at <phone number> and/or <email address>.

  2.   Thank you for your time and consideration in providing a recommendation letter for
       the applicant. If you have any further information or any questions, please contact
       <your name> at <phone number> and/or <email address>.

								
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