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10 Great Samples of How to Get Someone to Forward Your Resume

10 Great Samples of How to Get Someone to Forward Your Resume

The job market is tough, so knowing the right way on how to ask someone to forward your resume can be difficult. With the right words, you can increase your chances of landing your dream job.

Using a sample, like the ones presented below, can help you get the best job recommendations.

Here’s how to ask someone to forward your resume if you’re currently job hunting.


How to Ask Someone to Forward Your Resume: When it’s your friend


01Hey Jim, I hope you and your family are faring well since the last time we had lunch together. The food was great and the company too. I think we should do this more often.
Today, I’m reaching out to you because I’m seeking a new job at [desired company] as a [desired job position].
I’d appreciate it if you could help me by getting my resume to the right person in this company and vouching for me if asked.
Thanks in advance.


02Hi Elsa, I noticed that you’re connected on [social media platform] to the HR manager at [desired company].
As you may be aware, I’m in between jobs and actively searching; I would appreciate if you could put in a good word for me.
I’ll make it easy for you and forward my resume to you so that you can share it with your contact. I would appreciate it very much if you could do this for me, and I’d like you to know that I’m also here for you if ever you need a favor.
Otherwise, I ask that you pass my regards to your family. I hope we can get some time to catch up soon.


03Morning [Name], it was great to see you at last night’s luncheon at [venue]. I enjoyed catching up with you; I was particularly fascinated by what you’re doing in your company as a [his/her job title].
You know that I’m looking for new opportunities in the field of [name of field], and I would love it if you’d share with me any upcoming opportunities in this field that you may know about.
Since our time at [name of school attended], we’ve shared many of the same interests. I’d love to give you a run for your money at [desired company].
I’ll send you my resume so that you can share it with the HR department. I must say that it was great seeing you, and please pass my regards to your lovely family.


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04Dear [Name],
I hope that you and your family are doing well. As you know, I recently moved to your state after quitting my job as [previous position] at [previous company], and I’m currently looking for a new position in the field of [name of field].
I would be grateful if you could share with me any open positions in [name of field] that you may know about.
Would it be possible to forward my resume to contacts that you think could help me land a good job? I’ll send you my resume. I’d really appreciate any sort of help that you could offer me.
Thank you so much; I look forward to seeing you.


How to Ask Someone to Forward Your Resume: When it’s your ex-colleague/ex-boss


05Good Morning Monica,
I hope your week is coming along well. Congratulations on receiving the employee of the year award this year! I’ve been keeping up to date with you on LinkedIn, and things look like they’re going quite well for you.
I’m currently looking for new opportunities in [name of industry], and I’m reaching out to you to ask for your help. I was hoping you could pass around my resume to some of your contacts.
I believe my background and skills in [area of expertise] puts me in a great position to apply for [title of job] in a company that values my skills.
From working closely with you in the past, I know that you have the right connections. That being said, I would greatly appreciate you putting my resume into the right hands by forwarding it to [name of company].
Thanks very much in advance, and I hope things continue to be even better for you at [company] as time goes on.


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06Hi [Name],
It’s been quite a long time since you left [company], and I know that we haven’t talked since that time. I heard that you were recently promoted to the position of senior manager at [name of company] for the Washington D.C. region.
Congratulations on this promotion! I would like to discuss the vacant job position of [title of job] at your company.
Our working relationship at [previous company] was quite good, and knowing my skills, I’d really appreciate it if you could share my resume with your HR department.
I’ll send you my resume by email, and we can chat if you want to discuss my interest in this position. Congratulations once again, and I look forward to hearing from you.



07Afternoon Mike, I hope things are going well for you at work. I hope that the kids aren’t wearing you out too much.
I saw your recent career accomplishment on LinkedIn, and I would like to congratulate you on this great achievement.
You recently conducted training at [name of company], and I know that you made some meaningful contacts there.
There’s an opening at this company, and I’m very interested. I would be forever grateful if you could connect me with the right people there.
If you could forward my resume, it would be really helpful. It would also be a great bonus if you could write a recommendation letter for me. I would like to share it with your contacts at [name of company] as well.
Thanks in advance, Mike.


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How to Ask Someone to Forward Your Resume: When it’s someone whom you don’t know well


08Morning Sir/Madam,
My name is [your name], and we met at [event name] last year during which you were the guest speaker. We had some time to discuss several issues affecting [name of industry].
I recently saw a job opening at [company name] for the role of [job title], and I’m currently interested in applying for this position.
My current position at [company] is [job title], but I’m looking for new and exciting opportunities that would advance my career.
Getting a job at [desired company] will help me make a positive impact in the [name of industry].
Please find my resume attached. It will help you better understand my experience and expertise in [name of field] which are both relevant to this job opening.
I would appreciate your help.I If you’d like to hear more about this change, you can reach me at [email or phone number].


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09Dear Joe,
My former boss, [his/her name], at [former company] shared your contacts with me. With regards to you assisting me, I believe these contacts could help me obtain the job at [desired company].
As I’m sure he’s already told you, I’m very skilled in [name of field]. I’m currently looking for opportunities elsewhere.
I would be grateful for any help that you could offer me in terms of forwarding my resume to your contacts. This would greatly increase my chances of getting the job as [job title].



10Dear Sir/Madam,
I am [your name] from [current company], and we recently met at a training workshop held by my company. We had a lengthy discussion about the importance of continuous professional development.
We also discussed why a job change would be good for me, and you mentioned that you knew [name of contact] who works at [desired company]. I’m currently, actively pursuing a new job in [name of field/industry].
The purpose of reaching out to you is to humbly request for your help in sharing my resume with [name of contact] at [desired company]. I would be forever grateful for any kind of assistance that you could offer me in this regard.


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When looking for a new job, having the right connections can increase your chances of landing your dream job.
These samples above are a good example of how to ask someone to forward your resume with success.
You can use them when looking for help with your job search, and you can use them with your friends, former colleagues, former bosses, acquaintances, and even strangers.