Is it acceptable to seek out a reference from someone in the past?
January 10, 2013 10:30 AM Subscribe
I am applying for an internship and I want to ask someone to give me a reference. However, I haven't been in contact with them for two years. We parted on good terms. Is it acceptable for me to ask them for a reference still?
posted by cyml to Work & Money (14 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
If it helps, it is an internship with a political party. He is a politician that I volunteered extensively with during campaign time. He offered me a job two years ago but I was travelling so I was unable to take it. He would be a perfect reference, but I don't know if it's all right for me to ask after two years of no contact.
If not, how do I find references? I'm self-employed so I don't have any work references. I go to school but I'm not close to any of my professors.