Getting a killer letter of recommendation is crucial to closing the deal on top jobs or MBA programs. Increasingly common, however – your recommender asks you to write the letter for him, and he will sign in (after making his own modifications, of course). There’s nothing more awkward than having to praise yourself to your own mentor. In this episode of Job Talk, career experts Evan Forster and David Thomas share the secret to writing the killer letter of recommendation on your own behalf—and the same tips work for writing a letter for someone else. They also reveal secrets to how to ask for letter, how to distinguish it from everyone else’s, and all the politics that go into the process.