You’re on the job hunt and you need to get your professional references together. And that means reaching out to a certain former boss who would be the perfect person. There’s just one little problem. You’re not exactly in touch.
When leaving one job for another — and leaving on good terms — you might not be thinking about needing a reference letter. After all, you already landed the other job. This is, however, the best time to ask your manager for a reference letter.
We all become forgetful as we age, but we still want others to give us a good job reference. If you give your potential referees a short list of accomplishments and talking points, you’ll make their job easier.