Letters of Recommendation are typically required as part of graduate school application
processes, but every so often might be requested by a job application as well.
For letters of recommendation, make sure to ask your references with as much notice
as possible so they will have adequate time to write a thoughtful recommendation.
We also suggest providing your recommendation writers with information about the graduate
school or job description, what skills or specific aspects you would like them to
talk about, and a current copy of your resume.