My coworker requested me to write a recommendation letter for an academic position (postdoc). I myself am a postdoc, and afraid that my name may not be known well enough.

In order to support my credentials, I was thinking of either including a short bio or attaching a full CV with my recommendation letter. Is this a bad idea?


It's a little unusual. Typically you insert relevant material into the letter. Something like

Dear So and So,
I'm awesome in these 10 different ways

Now let me tell you about Candidate.

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