How to Ask For a Letter of Recommendation

How to Ask For a Letter of Recommendation

April 13, 2020


Beacon is the PBA’s elite student program that occurs once a year during the International Salon + Spa Expo. The program accepts the best and brightest of the beauty industry’s next generation to come together for 3 days to learn and grow from industry leaders and mentors. The application process has a few steps, and in this blog post we’ll be learning more about how to go about asking for a letter of recommendation.

Your letter of recommendation can really be what sets you apart from everyone else. While your resume shows your accomplishments, a letter of recommendation shows potential employers that past mentors and teachers also think you have what it takes to tackle a new job or opportunity.

Here are a few things to consider before asking someone for a letter of recommendation:

  • Decide which employer or educator (they must be a professional contact) you want to ask to write you a letter. Be sure to share with them the purpose of the letter and always provide a date that you’ll need your final version. The sooner you ask, the better!
  • Provide your employer or educator a copy of your resume, and any key achievements or qualities you think they might need to write the letter.
  • Request that the letter be written and signed on company or school letterhead and ask that your employer or educator physically signs the letter before sending it back to you.
  • Always thank your employer or educator for writing your letter of recommendation for you!

Next up, we’ll be talking about preparing your Instagram for your Beacon application!

Related Posts

    Load more comments
    Thank you for the comment! Your comment must be approved first

    PBA Updates

    Stay in the know on PBA and your community! Check out our blog.
    Get the Latest

    Pro Beauty Association