Post # 1
I am applying for a scholarship this week, and the app. requires a recommendation letter from a professor or a previous employer. It’s too close to the deadline to ask someone to write me an updated letter. I still have the letter written by my old supervisor, that I used when I applied for law school about this time last year. Is it okay to still use this letter eventhough its nearly a year old? Does it matter that this was my last job before starting law school & I haven’t been employed since?
Opinions please. . .
Post # 3
No, I really would be wary of it. The supervisor didn’t write the letter for this job, and it’s unfair to attach that person’s name to something without their consent.
Post # 4
I think you will be fine if you use the old letter, esp since it is still less than a year old. I think the rule of thumb is letters that are less than a year old can still be used. Do you still have any contact with your old supervisor? Another option could be to have them update the date on the letter you already have. However, I wouldn’t stress about it if the scholarship doesn’t state the letters have to be less than a year old. Good luck!!!!
Post # 5
@abbie017: The recommendation was never for a job. It was written for me to gain admission into law school. I want to use it to get a scholarship at the law school that I attend. Do you think this makes a difference?
@yram19: I still have the supervisor’s contact information, but I honestly haven’t kept in touch much.