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Definition: Professional references are references from individuals who can attest to your skills, qualifications, and abilities. Professional references can include managers, colleagues, clients, business contacts, and others who can recommend you for employment.

When you provide a professional reference to a prospective employer include the person's name, job title, company, address, phone number and email address. Be sure that you have the person's permission to use them as reference before you give out their contact information.

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Shelly's former provided her with a reference when she applied for a new job.

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