Reference Letter Definitions

Reference Letter DefinitionsWhen it comes right down to it there are 3 types of Reference Letters:

Employment Recommendation Letters

An Employment Recommendation Letter is written specifically to help someone obtain employment. 0

Academic Recommendation Letters

An Academic Recommendation Letter is written specifically for someone who is seeking entry into undergraduate and/or graduate programs at a college or university, or for someone about to receive a scholarship or fellowship.

Character Reference Letters

Also referred to as a “Personal Reference Letters” or “Personal Recommendation Letters,” a Character Reference Letter should illustrate an individual’s most positive personal attributes. This type of reference letter is most often used for important, non-employment and non-academic related pursuits.

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How to Write a Great Reference Letter

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