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Reference Request Email Message

Email Message Example Requesting for a Reference


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Email message example asking a former colleague or manager to provide a reference for you.

Email Message Example Requesting a Reference For a Job

Subject: Paul Katcher Reference Request

Dear Joan,

I am in the process of seeking a new position as a software architect, and am hoping that you will provide a reference for me. Having worked with you for many years, I believe that you can provide potential employers information about my skills that will enhance my chances of getting the job.

Please let me know if there is additional information that you would need to act as a reference in my behalf.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my request.


Paul Katcher

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