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What is a Character Reference?


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Definition: A character reference, also known as a personal reference, is a reference provided by someone who knows you and can attest to your character and abilities.

Character references can be provided by neighbors, business acquaintances, family friends teachers, and clients. If you volunteer a leader or other members of the organization as personal references. Here's who to ask for a personal reference.

Also Known As: personal reference

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