How to Give a Good Reference?


To give a good reference, first ask the candidate to provide you with a list of items he/she would like included in the letter, this will give you a good foundation on which to craft your reference again ask for specific information and dates that are relevant then use a reference letter template if you are unsure of where to start also explain how you know the applicant, in what capacity and the length of time you have known him where this is especially helpful to the reader because it gives an idea of the depth of your relationship and if you have only known the applicant for a short period of time, make the capacity of your interaction the focus of the letter.
Q&A Related to "How to Give a Good Reference?"
There are three types of references: verbal, written, and confidential. Find out exactly which type of reference you have been asked to give. Make sure to get the facts prior to giving
1 Set clear and consistent policies on what information should be given to someone checking references. If possible, warn an employee during an exit interview that you may not be anual/.
To give good advice just say what comes to mind. There really is no secret to it. Just let it flow and the advice will either come from past experiences or events.
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