RE: Letter of Recommendation

Subject: RE: Letter of Recommendation
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher5 -at- cox -dot- net>
To: "'Chris McQueen'" <chrism -at- docutechcorp -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 11:50:18 -0800

I never ask for a formal letter of recommendation from a company, but very
often, on my way out the door, I'll discretely ask my manager or another
manager that I've worked closely with, "Can I use you as a reference?"
Either I have their personal contact information already (probably cell
number) or I'll follow the question with, "Where can I always reach you?"

It's not a recommendation you can use from that job to the next, but 3 or 4
years down the line, when you face the dreaded "provide three professional
references" box on a job application, ... I have contacts I've maintained
since the early 90s -- and now, with web services like LinkedIn, it's much
easier to keep in touch with people you haven't seen in a while.

-Sue Gallagher

> Chris McQueen asked:
> > When do you ask for a recommendation, and when do you let
> > sleeping dogs lie?


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