Jennifer Eury, honor and integrity director and instructor in management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, said you should deny requests for a reference letter if you don’t have a positive view of the person requesting the letter. “The truth is, you are not doing a service to the individual (or your own reputation) by providing a mediocre recommendation, or worst yet, lying to the prospective employer about the individual,” she writes.
Jennifer Eury, honor and integrity director and instructor in management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, said you should deny requests for a reference letter if you don’t have a positive view of the person requesting the letter. “The truth is, you are not doing a service to the individual (or your own reputation) by providing a mediocre recommendation, or worst yet, lying to the prospective employer about the individual,” she writes. Photo provided
Jennifer Eury, honor and integrity director and instructor in management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, said you should deny requests for a reference letter if you don’t have a positive view of the person requesting the letter. “The truth is, you are not doing a service to the individual (or your own reputation) by providing a mediocre recommendation, or worst yet, lying to the prospective employer about the individual,” she writes. Photo provided

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