If you served in the military, you’ve lived and worked in environments that are specific to the military culture.
The skills you developed as a service member are truly valuable and in high demand, but describing those skills to a prospective employer can be difficult. For instance, you may have trouble communicating without using military jargon or are unsure of how to bridge the culture gap that exists between military and civilian workplaces.
A recommendation letter plays a specific role in the world of Human Resources and employment. It's occasionally needed, but never preferred. Employers would rather speak directly with the former supervisors of their prospective employees.
However, employers realize that direct communication is not always possible - hence the importance of the recommendation letter.
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