Does professional reference mean reference letter?

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Does professional reference mean reference letter?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:42 pm

Hi,

I came across a firm that asked for two professional references. I was wondering if that means a letter of recommendation or list of references.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Does professional reference mean reference letter?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hi,

I came across a firm that asked for two professional references. I was wondering if that means a letter of recommendation or list of references.

Thanks in advance!


I'm almost certain that would be a list of references they can call if they choose

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Re: Does professional reference mean reference letter?

Postby TooOld4This » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:51 pm

No. References and letters of recommendations are two different things. If a potential employer asks for references, include a page with the name, title, organization, and contact info of people that they can contact. Make sure the people who you list know that they are listed.

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Re: Does professional reference mean reference letter?

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Hi,

I came across a firm that asked for two professional references. I was wondering if that means a letter of recommendation or list of references.

Thanks in advance!

I'm almost certain that would be a list of references they can call if they choose

This.

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Re: Does professional reference mean reference letter?

Postby Miller32 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:04 pm

If a firm asks for a list of references how many should be provided?

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Re: Does professional reference mean reference letter?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:12 pm

Miller32 wrote:If a firm asks for a list of references how many should be provided?


I do 2 professional (employer and a professor) and 2 personal references

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Re: Does professional reference mean reference letter?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:35 pm

I'm in a tricky spot with my employer. It's already understood that I can come back next summer if I want, but I'm still going to do OCI and hope to trade-up.

Employer doesn't know this. I don't think they'd be personally offended or anything, but I'm still worried asking for a reference wouldn't be the best move. Add on top of this that this is my first legal position so there are no other former employers I can get solid references out of.

Advice?




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