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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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.
I recall being asked some years ago to write a character reference for someone who was facing major legal proceedings, and as I knew them they thought such a reference from the deputy leader would stand them in good stead.
Webb, who has since been transferlisted, always denies being a United fan and, for character reference, has told critics to ask his sons Ryan and Patrice and daughter Wazza.
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.
whingeing on the bench JOOR IN THE MONEY Joorabchian (above) gave a character reference on client Carlos Tevez
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.
That a "conservative" Republican would conscript the ghost of a homosexual activist as a character reference tellingly illustrates where we are as a society.
With this partnership, anyone using a WAP-enabled mobile device can tap into RepCheck's database for an on-the-spot character reference or background check to "help individuals make well-informed decisions to either move forward with confidence, or steer clear of a potentially unsavory character," said the company's founder and CEO, Andrew Maltin.
Greene secured the final character reference on his Sprint Immortals resume' Saturday, winning the gold medal in the 100-meter dash at the Sydney Olympics.