Hello. I am an international student, who wishes to apply for Fall 2021. I’ve done a CS internship at a reputed MNC, and will be putting that on my application. However, my question, is, who should I be getting a recommendation from?
I worked with a lot of people, but there was a manager who was directly above me, and the Nationwide Recruiting head. The nationwide recruiting head, is miles above, in terms of qualifications, compared to my direct manager.
However, considering that I worked very closely with my manager, he would give me a recommendation that trumps the one given by the Nationwide Recruiting head. So, should I request the higher up, for a decent, but less shiny recommendation, or my direct manager, for a really really good recommendation
My fear, is that since my manager is young and not that high up the corporate food chain, his recommendation, will not carry much value, conversely, the higher up, obviously has a lot on their plate at any given time, so his recommendation, would not be fleshed out, or look very appealing.
However, I am confident, that both these recommendations will be very positive