When 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.