A reference letter provides a personal or business reference to an individual or that individual's business or professional services. A reference is given by a person with direct knowledge and experience of the individual's work on a professional basis. In academic and business circles, references are a common form of professional validation of the credentials of the individual. Some reference letters are sought on the basis of the status of the reference provider in an industry.
Examples of Reference Letters:
|Basic letter of recommendation from an employer or teacher|
Character reference from an associate
Professional reference letter from senior member of that profession