Unless you’re about 12 years old or less, sooner or later you will be asked to write a reference or recommendation for someone – whether it’s a colleague, employee, student, friend, or even a whole company. If you Google “how to write a reference” you’ll find loads of advice, as I did just now. But unsurprisingly the available advice tends to be a bit starchy.
So: what makes a reference letter or email help your referee stand out from the crowd? [Continue reading]