Sample email message asking someone to provide a reference for employment.
Email Message Sample Asking for a Reference
Subject Line: Reference Request - Janet Dickinson
Dear Mr. Jameson,
I am writing to ask if you could provide a reference for me?
If you were able to attest to my qualifications for employment, and the skills I attained while I was employed at ABD Company, I would sincerely appreciate it.
I am in the process of seeking a new position and a positive reference from you would enhance my job search prospects.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is any information I can provide regarding my experience to assist you in giving me a reference. I can be reached at email@example.com or (111) 111-1234.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.
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