Before asking someone for personal advice, it is important to ensure that you can trust them. It is also important that they honour your need for confidentiality. You can ask your parents, siblings, teachers or friends for advice. The tone of a letter requesting advice should suit your equation with that person.
Here is a sample letter asking for advice. You can use this advice letter to draft your own letters. Here are some tips for writing advice letters.
Advice letter sample
I know you are not particularly fond of giving advice, but I need your experience on my side. I just received a new job offer. The position offers excellent opportunity for career growth so I don’t want to pass it up. However, when I discussed this job offer with my boss, he was unwilling to let me go. He even said that he would offer me a raise. Now I don’t know if I should accept the new job offer or stay with my current employer. What do you think? What would you do if you were in my situation? I trust your judgement more than my own.
I look forward to hearing from you.