Letter of Recommendation from Family Work Experience

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I plan on going to b-school in fall 2019. My most recent work experience is with my family. I started 6 months ago. My family came from a foreign country and was not formally educated -- same case with the employees at the firm. Is it going to be detrimental to my application? I work about 70-90 hours a week, and I left my asset mgmt job to turn this business around. So far, I have been doing an excellent job, but it's going to be hard to verify all of this without a letter of rec. What do you think is the best course of action?

Comments (3)

May 1, 2018

Most schools ask for 2 letters of rec. Get one from your boss at your previous job. Ideally the second one can come from a large customer or professional, like your family business' accountant or lawyer or a big client or supplier. if none of those will work, go for a 2nd rec from your previous job.

Linda Abraham
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May 1, 2018

I saw that on the LBS website, but how much does a rec from someone like a large customer or a family accountant matter? Maybe I'm a little too narrow-minded, but it seems like it wouldn't help an applicant.

May 3, 2018
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Linda Abraham
President, Accepted | Contact Me | Admissions Consulting

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