Personal & Professional Reference Checks

Personal Reference

A personal reference is a reference provided by an individual who knows you and can vouch for your character and abilities. Good sources to use as personal references include high school teachers, coaches, pastors, or people for whom you have done volunteer work.

Professional Reference

A professional reference is a recommendation from a person who can vouch for your qualifications for a job. A professional reference for an experienced worker is typically a former employer, a colleague, a client, a vendor, a supervisor, or someone else who can recommend you for employment.