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References, Recommendations and Background Checks

Reference checks, character, reference and recommendation letters, sample recommendation letters, using references, background checks and related resources.
  1. Academic Recommendations
  2. Recommendations (12)
  3. Employment Recommendations (17)
  4. Professional References (18)
  5. Reference Letter Samples (139)
  6. Background Checks (36)
  7. Employment Credit Checks (9)
  8. Getting References (16)
  9. Reference Checks (16)
  10. Rejecting Reference Requests (4)
  11. Writing References (9)

How to Ask for a Recommendation
When you are job searching, solid recommendations are more important than ever since employers are very cautious about hiring in this tight market. Here's how to ask for a recommendation for employment.

How to Ask a Professor for a Recommendation
College professors are a good source of recommendations for college students and graduates. Here's how to ask a college professor for a recommendation for employment..

How to Reject a Recommendation Request
Here's how to politely decline a request for a reference, plus sample letters and email messages to decline requests for references and recommendation letters.

How to Write a Letter of Recommendation
How to write a letter of recommendation, including what to include in each section of the letter, how to send it and sample letters of recommendation for employment and academics.

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of Recommendation - How to request a letter of recommendation, how to write reference letters, plus free reference letter samples and templates.

Letters of Recommendation Samples
Revivew letter of recommendation samples, including recommendation letters for employment, academic letters of recommendation and character / personal letters of recommendation. There are a variety of recommendation samples including examples of written and email letters of recommendations.

Types of References
When you are seeking employment, the type of references you will need vary depending on the employer. You may need a reference from a former employer, a list of personal or professional references the employer can contact, a formal recommendation letter, or a referral. Here's information on the various types of references, how to request a...

Types of Recommendation Letters
There are several types of recommendation letters including recommendation letters for employment, for college or graduate school, and for online networking sites like LinkedIn. Here is information on the types of recommendation letters including employment, academic, personal, character, student and more sample recommendation letters.

Sample Reference Letters
Sample reference letters, academic references, personal references, letters asking for a reference, and lists of references.

References for Jobs
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, reference checks, and sample reference letters and lists.

Academic Recommendation Letters
Academic recommendation letter examples including college recommendation letters, letters for students, letters from teachers, letters for teachers and other academic letters of recommendation.

Reference Checks
When you are job searching, expect to having your references checked by prospective employers. Here's what you need to know about reference checks, including the reference check questions your previous employers will be asked, what employers can disclose, and information on more detailed background and credit checks for employment.

Character and Personal Reference Letters
Looking for your first job? Concerned about the references your employer might give you? Consider using a character reference (personal reference) in addition to or as an alternative to employment reference letters.

Business Reference
A business reference is a recommendation provided by a client, vendor or other business associate or contact.

Employment References
How to request a letter of reference, request permission to use a reference, create a resume reference list, and submit references to employers.

Employment References
How to request a letter of reference, request permission to use a reference, create a resume reference list, and submit references to employers.

LinkedIn Recommendations
Here's advice on how to get LinkedIn recommendations, who to ask for references, and how to manage the recommendations you've received.

Negative References
Information on negative references, including what employers can say about employees, how to handle negative employment references, and how ensure your references are positive.

Professional 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.

Personal References
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.

Professional Reference
Professional references are references from individuals who can attest to your skills, qualifications, and abilities.

Resume References
Some companies ask each job applicant to include a list of references with his resume or job application when applying or interviewing for a job. Here's how to provide references to employers.

Personal Recommendation Letters
Personal recommendation letters and character reference letters can be written by teachers, neighbors, business acquaintances, clients, vendors and other recommenders who can attest to your skills and abilities.

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.

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.

Employment Eligibility Form (I-9)
An Employment Eligibility Form (I-9) is a form that must be completed for every employee hired in the United States.

Requesting Letters of Recommendation
Letters of Recommendation - how to request a recommendation letter, how to write references, plus samples and examples.

Background Checks
What employers need to know, who they can check with, what background information can be released and how to prepare for an employment background check.

How to Request Official Transcripts
An official transcript is a list of the classes taken by a student, along with grades, and a GPA (Grade Point Average).

Reference Check Questions
Sample reference check questions that employers use when checking a prospective employee's reference.

Writing Letters of Recommendation
How to write recommendation letters, the best way to write references, how to decline a reference request, plus letter and email samples and examples.

Reference Examples
Top reference examples, including reference letters, character and personal references, reference request letters, and reference lists.

What To Do About Bad References
Tips and suggestions for how to handle bad references from employers.

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