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reader will honor your request, and you can organize your inquiry using the direct approach. Open your message by clearly stating that you’re applying for a position and that
you would like your reader to write a letter of recommendation. If you haven’t had contact
with the person for some time, use the opening to recall the nature of the relationship you
had, the dates of association, and any special events that might bring a clear and favorable
picture of you to mind. Consider including an updated résumé if you’ve had significant career advancement since your last contact.
Close your message with an expression of appreciation and the full name and address
of the person to whom the letter should be sent. When asking for an immediate recommendation, you should also mention the deadline. Always be sure to enclose a stamped, preaddressed envelope as a convenience to the other party. See Figure 8.3 for a request that follows
these guidelines. Always ask for permission before
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2013 for the course ECON 830 taught by Professor Shahlasultaova during the Fall '12 term at Khazar University.
- Fall '12