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Professional reference VS Character reference

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I have been asked for one of each - but what is the difference between the two?

Thanks

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  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    One is from your ex employer, who can verify the skills that you say you can do etc, be able to confirm your work commitment and the like.

    A character reference is one that you can get anyone to do - who can tell prospective employers what you are like as a person - honest, etc.

    Does that make sense? It's still early :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    One is from your ex employer, who can verify the skills that you say you can do etc, be able to confirm your work commitment and the like.

    A character reference is one that you can get anyone to do - who can tell prospective employers what you are like as a person - honest, etc.

    :yes:
    one is about your skills the other is about your personality
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