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5. Ask Someone to Be a Reference Wrap-Up

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In this lesson, you asked someone to be a reference for you.

You: Created a table in a document, Listed the names of possible references, And wrote an email to ask someone to be your reference.

If your reference doesn’t respond to your email right away, they may be very busy, or away from their computer, or out of town.

If you don’t hear back from them in a week or two, follow up with them by sending another email.

If they decline your request, or do not reply within a reasonable period of time, email the next person on your list.

If they accept your request, remember to write a thank-you email.

This is a gesture of respect and appreciation, and your reference will be happy to hear from you.

The ability to organize and manage information in a digital application is a valuable skill for both your personal and professional life.

It can help you write a research paper for school, manage a team project at work, or keep track of your college applications.

Knowing how to compose a polished and professional email is important for both school and work.

Communicating respectfully and effectively with teachers, employers and colleagues will help you succeed as a student and in your future career.

Good luck pursuing new opportunities that will help you achieve your goals!

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