I Recommend Myself
Soâ€¦In the closing days of my internship I asked my boss if he would be willing to write me a recommendation. He said of course, but first I must write my own recommendation of myself for him to see and use as guidance.
Ahhâ€¦this has been excruciatingly painful
How good do I say I am, does my boss see me in the same light, do I acknowledge faults, am I droning onâ€¦What does an employer want to see.. What do people even say in a recommendationâ€¦Are they specific, do they talk about specific events, are they abstractâ€¦
I donâ€™t want to come off as arrogant, naĂŻve, foolish, too perfect, phony, etc.
I donâ€™t want to put an employer to sleep, make my former boss think Iâ€™m too confident, not modest enough, etc.
All I can say is that I was honest and wrote it how I as an employer would recommend an employee, and as a potential employer, what would be meaningful in a recommendation and what would not put me to sleep, and would keep my attention, stand out.
It has been fun!!