Answered by Makailyn, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The first step in asking someone for a referral is determining who would be the right person to ask! Try to pick someone that you have worked with whether that be through class, work, or a volunteer organization who can speak about your work ethic. Next, you will want to make sure it is someone you trust to say honest, positive things about working with you. Once you have that person identified, reach out and simply ask if they would be okay with you putting them as a reference. It is also good to provide them with any information of the position/company that you are asking them to refer you to so that they can speak to that if they were to be contacted. Good luck!