How Do I Write a Letter of Recommendation?
Guidelines for how to write, organize and format reference letters for students, friends, employees, or colleagues for whom you are providing employment or admissions recommendations.
How Do I Write a Reference Letter?
How to write a reference letter, including the best way write a references, plus reference letter samples and examples.
How Do I Request an Official Transcript?
An official transcript is a list of the classes taken by a student, along with grades, and GPA (Grade Point Average). Here's how to request a copy of your offical transcript.
What is a Personal Reference?
A personal reference, also known as a character reference, is a reference provided by an individual who knows you and can vouch for your character and abilities.
What is a Professional Reference?
Professional references are references from individuals who can attest to your skills, qualifications, and abilities.
What Is Included in an Employment Background Check?
Employers often do a background check as part of the hiring process, and there's some information that cannot be disclosed without your consent. This About.com video shows what information isn't released during a background check.
What To Do About Bad References
Tips and suggestions for how to handle bad references from employers.
What Questions Do Employers Ask When They Check References?
Sample reference check questions that employers use when checking a prospective employee's reference.
Will Employers Check Your References?
Will prospective employers check your references? If so, what can your past employers say about you? Here's information on employment reference checks.