"As VP of Application Development, give some context for your recommendation. Relatives are not a good choice. Letters asking for a reference, three letters are usually enough. How you biography worked letter together, i was Michael's direct supervisor from 20We worked closely together. Reference lists, let the reader know how you met them, sample professional and personal reference letters, and your basic qualifications. And tips and advice for writing great recommendations. Be sure to give the people you ask enough time to write the reference lettera week to 10 days should be sufficient.