A business reference is a recommendation provided by a client, vendor or other business associate or contact.
Professional references are references from individuals who can attest to your skills, qualifications, and abilities.
Professional References Format
Professional references format for a reference list for employment or business purposes.
References for Job Searching
Here's advice on references for job searching including who to ask for a reference, types of employment references including personal and professional references, how to list references, when to give references to employers, and sample reference letters and lists.
Asking for a Reference
Who and how to ask for a letter of recommendation and what you can do to help your reference writer.
What is a Professional Reference?
A professional reference is a reference from a person who can vouch for your qualifications for a job. A professional reference is typically a former employer, a colleague, a client, a vendor, a supervisor or someone else who can recommend you for employment.
Employment References: how to request a letter of reference, request permission to use a reference, create an employment resume reference list, and submit references to employers for jobs.
When you are applying for jobs you'll need to have a list of references ready. These references should be able to vouch for your skills, abilities and qualifications as they relate to the jobs you apply for.
Who to Ask for a Professional Reference
Information on who to ask for a reference for employment, including employer references, professional references, and personal references.
How to Ask for a Professional Reference
Information on how to ask for a reference for employment, including the best way to ask someone to be a reference for you, how to make sure the references you get are good, plus sample reference request letters and email messages asking for a reference.
Here's advice on how to get LinkedIn recommendations, who to ask for references, and how to manage the recommendations you've received.
References on Your Resume
Should you include references on your resume or include a list of references with your resume when you apply for jobs? Here is information on when and how to list references.
When you're job searching, seeking a promotion, growing your career, or expanding your business it is important to have professional references who can vouch for your abilities. Here's information on who to ask to provide a professional reference, how to ask for a reference, and sample reference letters and lists.
Sample Reference Letters
Sample reference letters, academic references, personal references, letters asking for a reference, and lists of references.
Reference List Sample
Sample reference list to provide to employers who request references.
Reference Page Sample
Reference page sample to provide to employers who request references.
Providing References With Job Applications
Employers frequently ask for a list of references with a job application. Here is information on who to use as a reference and how to provide a reference list to a company when you apply.
Professional Reference Letter
This is an example of a professional reference written for an employee who is relocating.