I saw in the tech nation guide that reference letters from immediate colleague, manager or friend are not sufficient.
Does it mean I cannot get a letter from my former head of unit or a former colleague who became a leader in my field?
I have no idea from whom I can get a letter except for my former colleagues and managers.
I am afraid this will be the weakest part of my application.
I would really appreciate any ideas and replies🙏
I think it would be better if you could get a recommendation letter from a well-known leader in product-led digital technology who knows your work. It is not necessary if you have not worked with them directly. You can use your former head unit as a reference in the 10 pieces of evidence you will be submitting.
@Edg I think you can get a letter from your ex-manager if he is a leader in the digital space, in my application, one of my recommenders was the CTO of my previous product-led job. Although, my application came back rejected, however, no mention of my recommendation letters as the issue. Don’t know if this helps.
Let’s see what others say.
When I applied I got 3 letters from my former manager, my colleague and my PhD advisor and they were accepted.
@Amira_Chalbi when was the date of your application?
Application date: 22 February 2023
Thank you all for the replies.
Hey Everyone, Can the letter of recommendations be used as a mandatory or optional evidence? Thanks!