Personal and professional references aim to provide an insight into the candidate’s general character. The personal reference can be obtained from a person who is over the age of 18 years, has known the candidate for 5 years or more and who is unrelated.
We can also obtain references from a line manager or other senior member of staff from a current or previous employment. Due to policies at employers, these may be given as “personal references”. A series of set questions probing such areas as performance, ability, relationships and communication skills will be asked.