Asking for a letter of recommendation can be slightly intimidating. Maybe that person is always busy and you don’t want to add more onto their plate or you haven’t asked for a letter before and have no idea where to start. The good news is asking for a letter of recommendation can be very simple and easy. Try to ask for the letter in person or over the phone. Once they have agreed to write you the letter, follow the following template to ensure you get the best letter of rec! The more information you provide, the better the letter will be.
Keep letters of recommendation for the future in case you need one on the spot! Make sure to send a thank you note after they write a letter too.
These letters can be a crucial part in applying for colleges, jobs, or scholarships. Try forming strong connections with supervisors or professors early on to be a mentor, friend, and someone to write your letter!