Personal vs. Professional References: What’s the Difference?
By Indeed Editorial Team
February 22, 2021
Companies use a variety of tools, including references, to determine if you are a good candidate for a position. References can be professional or personal in nature, depending on the information the company is hoping to find. In this article, we explain what references are, why businesses ask for them, the difference between professional and personal references and how to ask for a reference.