When asking for a recommendation, follow these guidelines.
You’ll not only get a higher percentage of “of course!” responses, you’ll get higher quality recommendations and referrals!
Let’s face a painful truth: Most of us are totally ineffective when lining up our personal cheering sections during a job search. This can include anything from failing to inform or keep references up-to-date on your current status to asking for recommendation letters in a panic due to a prospective employer’s request during an interview. Planning ahead and being completely focused on what you want others to speak about regarding your skills, abilities, and expertise as well as character can be the “make or break” factor. So go ahead. Be proactive and think ahead of the curve. Here are some