How To Ask For A Professional Reference?

How do you ask someone to be a reference via email?

Include your contact information: Include your email address and phone number in your message, so it’s easy for the person to respond and to follow up, if they have questions. Remember to say thank you: Conclude your request by thanking the reference provider for his or her consideration.

How do you ask a previous employer for a reference?

To secure a good reference from a former employer, make your request before you provide her name and contact information to the new company.

  • Call or email your former supervisor to request the reference at least two to three days before you provide her name.
  • Ask if she is willing to give an employment reference for you.

Who can you list as a professional reference?

A professional reference is a recommendation from a person who can vouch for your qualifications for a job. A professional reference for an experienced worker is typically a former employer, a colleague, a client, a vendor, a supervisor, or someone else who can recommend you for employment.