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how to ask for a recommendation

The truth. It's hard for many of us to ask for help, especially when it feels personal. Which is why most of us dread asking for references or recommendations on LinkedIn. Do we feel needy? Unworthy? Are we worried about creating "more work" for others? It doesn't need to be as painful as it seems. Posted below in the comments is a draft note you can use to reach out to your network - reconnect, offer support, and ask for it. There's beautiful synergy in giving and receiving.