To: [Insert name]
From: [Insert name]
Subject line: Asking a Candidate for a Reference
Dear [insert candidate name],
Thank you for taking the time to speak to us about the [insert job title] position and [completing your assignment]. We enjoyed getting to know you and we’d wish to move to the [next/final] stage of the method. Could you provide me with [insert number] references of yours? It would be nice if you send me the names, reporting relationships, and phone numbers or emails of [insert number] of your former [managers/colleagues].
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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