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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Under new legislation brought in on April 1, 2019, agents or landlords are entitled to ask for a personal, character reference from students renting a property for the first time - this can be from a school teacher or principal.
JACK Ross believes Jerome Sinclair will prove to be a hit at Sunderland - after revealing the on-loan Watford striker received a character reference from his old Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.
But then again, a character reference from Mel is about as much use as a pair of iron goalkeeping gloves.
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.
Mr Palmer added: "The panel felt he could have made it clear by writing on the reference that it was a character reference. The honest response would have been to disclose his knowledge of her disciplinary action.
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.
Who can Mike Tyson turn to for a character reference? The mayor of Atlantic City, for one, and the leader of a shelter for battered women, for another.
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.
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.
AN EX-CALL centre worker from Wales tried to hoodwink a judge with a bogus character reference from the Pope.