A professional reference differs from a personal reference in that it usually involves contact with someone you worked with, instead of a friend or relative.
A professional reference also differs from employment reference verification when your prior employment is verified. This is when your previous employer’s HR department contacted. In the case of a professional reference, a particular person specified in your resume or application is contacted either at home or at work. At Pursuely, we will provide you with one or more professional reference sources that are fully verifiable.
These sources can be a prior job supervisor or a colleague you worked with at your prior employer. Usually, the last step before a potential employer makes you an offer is checking your professional references. When pursuing your first job, it can be difficult to have a professional reference to provide. Many potential employers are becoming increasingly more reliant on professional references than personal references, which is why we include them in all of our career packages.
Our all-in-one professional and executive career packages include professional references that will move your resume to the top of the candidate pile.