Asking for recommendations can be intimidating. We’ve all been there! In my experience though, most people will be happy to support you. I actually love it when someone asks me to recommend them because it means they value our relationship. Supporting the people I love and respect by writing recommendations is something I’m always excited to do. That said, if you want thoughtful recommendations, you need to put in effort before, during, and after your request.
Asking recommendations doesn’t have to be stressful! If you prepare with these guidelines it can actually be exciting. Think of it less as a burden and more as a celebration of the relationship you’ve been building. And remember, when you have the opportunity to write a recommendation for someone else, pay it forward!
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