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Job Shadowing request from different department

Ashkan123 12 / 33 2  
Mar 1, 2018   #1
Hi All

I need to write an email to request from the manager of another department for job shadowing for half a day. It would be great if you can help me out. I welcome any suggestion or correction, including email example. I know my email is not the best. But I appreciate if you can help me with your examples.

to gain experience in the department


My name is (my name), and I am a new (my position) in the met lab. I've recently started my job in (company) and I would be grateful if I can shadow you or one of your team member for a day or a half a day to gain some experience in your department. Please advise me what would the best time. I realize that you are busy and that your time is valuable.

Thank you for help

Kind regards.
Holt  Educational Consultant - / 11,562 3753  
Mar 2, 2018   #2
Ashkan, you not writing a simple note to a friend asking for a favor. You are asking a superior to take time out from his busy schedule to teach you things during a day of shadowing. Therefore, you need to introduce yourself (first) then explain the motivation for your shadowing (second), followed by an explanation of what you expect to learn (third) during the shadowing process. After that, inform the superior about how you can be a useful assistant during the day of shadowing. Mention your specific skills that the person might find useful and enticing enough to consider allowing you to intrude on his work schedule on a specific day. Do not mention that you realize how valuable his time is and that their time is valuable. That is you trying to hard to plead your case. Instead, offer up the idea that you are also a busy person but you are willing to schedule your work day around their most convenient or available time schedule. In reality, the letter you wrote is confusing and sounds too excited. It skipped the offering of important considerations that could help you get a shadowing schedule.

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