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Email to my manager and request to be my reference

Ashkan123 12 / 33 2  
Nov 22, 2017   #1

work reference letter

Hi all

Would you please take a look at my email and edit it for me. I asked my manager to be my references to my new job.

Dear XXXXX. I hope you are doing well.I have a huge favor to ask. Recently, I have got a job offer, and I was asked to put two of my previous managers as references. I mentioned your name as my manager in XXXXX. I hope that's fine with you. Please let me know if you think you can not do this for me for any reason.

Thank you again for your warmful help.Happy Thanksgiving.
Best regards, Ash
qin6882060 1 / 7 2  
Nov 22, 2017   #2
Here is some advice for you.

... I am writing this letter to ask you for a favor. ... job offer which required me to choose two of my previous ... I referred your name as one of my managers in XXXXX. I would like to ask if it is OK with you. Please ... if you are not willing to do so.

Many thanks for your kindly help which could be very important to me.Happy Thanksgiving.
Holt  Educational Consultant - / 11,562 3753  
Nov 22, 2017   #3
The letter is too straightforward. You always need to use diplomacy and tact when writing these reference request letters because the person might not be inclined to do so for some reason. Always make sure that you appeal to the sense of friendship and camaraderie that you had with them in the past in order to make the letter more effective. Refer to the following example.

Dear XXX,
How have you been doing lately? I hope that you have been doing even better since we last spoke at Starbucks. Speaking of Starbucks, do you remember that I mentioned a potential employment opportunity that might be coming my way? Guess what, the company made an offer to me. I am really interested in getting this job as it has better benefits than my current one. The problem, is that even though I already have a formal offer from them, they would still like me to mention 2 names of my previous managers as character references. I hope you won't mind that I submitted your name in the list. I certainly hope that you can do this small favor for me. However, if you feel like there will be any sort of conflict with you for any reason, please don't hesitate to let me know so I can make the proper adjustments to my references.

I truly hope you can do this small favor for me. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Please extend my regards to your Marge and the children.

Best Regards,

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