character reference

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Noun1.character reference - a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability; "requests for character references are all too often answered evasively"
good word, recommendation, testimonial - something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
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Cardiff Crown Court heard yesterday that Ismail was asked by Bevan for a character reference for a job working for the Bermudan government.
To receive an overseas criminality check exemption, you need to send the SIA a character reference and a signed and sworn oath from an EU registered solicitor to prove there are no criminal convictions for the relevant period.
The 80-year-old told TV3's Tonight show she wouldn't give a character reference for anything criminal, just "burglary and theft".
Mr Palmer added: "The panel felt he could have made it clear by writing on the reference that it was a character reference.
However, Department employees can officially sign a letter of recommendation when being asked for an employment recommendation or character reference based on personal knowledge of the ability or character of an individual with whom the employee has dealt in the course of his or her federal employment or whom he or she is recommending for federal employment.
PEER Sayeeda Warsi is among those to provide a character reference for former editor Andy Coulson.
Included in Tyson's New Zealand application was a character reference by Marlene Richter, the executive director of Las Vegas women's shelter The Shade Tree.
ezra nawi, 60, was convicted in an Israeli court of raping a 15-year-old boy, but in 1997 norris sent letters giving him a glowing character reference.
The Sunday Mercury previously revealed how Khalid Mahmood, MP for Perry Barr, provided the criminal gang with a character reference used to apply for a pounds 10 million fraudulent mortgage.
Nicolas Anelka - who received a subsequent character reference from (get this) John Terry - was sent home.
JERMAINE PENNANT isn't necessarily the man that you'd want standing up in court to give you a character reference - although, when you meet him, Real Zaragoza's English winger is a much brighter bloke than you might expect.
One referee Richard Rhodes, a community mental health team leader for Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, also gave shock evidence stating he felt he was "conned and duped" into giving Smith, 46, of Shirley, Solihull, a character reference.