“It’s a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It’s an interesting place to be. I recommend it.” –Neil Armstrong
Whether it’s a job, a college/University, a scholarship or a competitive program, we’ve all had occasions where we’ve had to go through the application process in one form or another. And in almost all cases, that means we’ve needed to get recommendations from others.
But what makes a good recommendation? And how do you know who you should be asking, who you should turn down, and who — if you’re on the other side of the desk — you should (and shouldn’t) be writing them for?
Some answers, some important points to consider, and some personal stories all for your consideration presented in full here.