What and How to Write a Reference

What and How to write a reference

A work reference can provide valuable insights into a job candidate's skills and abilities. However, there are some things to keep in mind when writing a work reference. Here are some tips:

  • 1 Be positive: A work reference should be positive and highlight the candidate's strengths.
  • 2 Be Specific: Avoid generalities and provide specific examples of the candidate's skills and abilities.
  • 3 Keep it brief: A work reference should be concise and to the point.
  • 4 Tailor it: A work reference should be tailored to the specific job for which the candidate is applying.
  • 5 Check your facts: Make sure you have accurate information about the candidate’s skills, experience and qualifications and work dates before writing a work reference.
  • 6 Follow the company’s guidelines: If your company has specific guidelines for writing work references, be sure to follow them.
  • 7 Be prepared to be contacted: Make sure you are available to answer any questions the hiring manager may have about the candidate.

Follow these tips when writing a work reference and you'll be sure to provide valuable insights into the job candidate.


Posted by: Prospectus IT Recruitment