I have served as a reference for hundreds of candidates along many points int heir careers. Whether it’s a letter or a form or a phone call, it takes time out of the day. In order to help ensure a great recommendation, ask before you list someone’s contact info–they may have a preferred outreach method. It can also help to send the job description and your resume in an email so they can easily reference your accomplishments. A supervisor who manages a 50-person department may not remember which year you broke the company sales record, even if they were the project lead. Having your resume in front of them as they write a letter can be super helpful.
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