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    is an employer or old teacher better?

    im guessing employer as more recent professional skills? but they can't comment on your academic ability though?

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    (Original post by xfootiecrazeesarax)
    is an employer or old teacher better?

    im guessing employer as more recent professional skills? but they can't comment on your academic ability though?

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    If you're applying to a top Uni they will specify academic references - preferably from an undergrad lecturer
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    is an employer or old teacher better?

    im guessing employer as more recent professional skills? but they can't comment on your academic ability though?

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    Add the 2 of them. That way a potential place can decide which is better for them.
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    (Original post by xfootiecrazeesarax)
    is an employer or old teacher better?

    im guessing employer as more recent professional skills? but they can't comment on your academic ability though?

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    Add the 2 of them. That way a potential place can decide which is better for them.
    Don't give references until you are specifically asked. That way you remain in control of offering the most relevant person. It's not up to the employer to choose, you keep control and offer the best referee for the circumstances.

    So what does the employer/organisation want to know about you, and which person is likely to give the most convincing answer to that? Employer if it;s an employment post, teacher if it's an academic post - but it might be more complex than that.
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    apologies should have provided a tad more info in my original post.
    it is for a phd application
    i have done one university referees - dissertation supervisor- but need one more. ( do not have any tutors or lectures i havent asked questions to so wont know who i am )
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    (Original post by xfootiecrazeesarax)
    apologies should have provided a tad more info in my original post.
    it is for a phd application
    i have done two university referees but need one more.
    I'd go with employer, if by teacher you mean school teacher, and you've already used two undergrad/grad lecturers. However, if the employer is a bar manager or shop owner and the teacher is the department head of a large school where you are still the most successful A level candidate and prize winner in the schools history, I'd go with the teacher. Basically, go with the person who is going to give you, however, marginally, the best reference for your PhD.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    I'd go with employer, if by teacher you mean school teacher, and you've already used two undergrad/grad lecturers. However, if the employer is a bar manager or shop owner and the teacher is the department head of a large school where you are still the most successful A level candidate and prize winner in the schools history, I'd go with the teacher. Basically, go with the person who is going to give you, however, marginally, the best reference for your PhD.
    i think i'd get a better reference of my school, out of school for 5 years however, is that still ok or?
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    (Original post by xfootiecrazeesarax)
    i think i'd get a better reference of my school, out of school for 5 years however, is that still ok or?
    They'll say if it isn't.
 
 
 
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