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candbgirl

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    My experience with two signers is that in reality only one writes the letter and the other reads it and signs it. I don't think there is a downside to it but I'm not sure the letters will be as fabulous or as impactful as you think they will be. But that's what I think. I'd pick the people who will write the very best letters.


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    I'd pick the people who will write the very best letters.


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    Meaning you'd pick which of the two I'd think would write the better letter and only have them write it? Or do you mean when having it co-written, have the primary writer be the one I'd be more confident in?
     

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    My experience with two signers is that in reality only one writes the letter and the other reads it and signs it. I don't think there is a downside to it but I'm not sure the letters will be as fabulous or as impactful as you think they will be. But that's what I think. I'd pick the people who will write the very best letters.

    Along these lines, anyone who stops to think about it for 2 seconds or more will realize the letter was written by the junior signer and that the person with the more impressive title was added for gravitas. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but if possible, the letter should indicate in some way how well the senior person knows you so his/her signature has more than rubber stamp value.
     
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