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Immigration Applications => C - Getting the Paperwork Together => C - Work References => Topic started by: Koosman on September 24, 2010, 06:41:05 am

Title: Format
Post by: Koosman on September 24, 2010, 06:41:05 am
Hi Guys

Just a question. The reference letters - do the NZ employers want a letter from your old company's' HR dept stating that you worked there & work hours etc (general stuff), or do they need a reference letter from your boss saying how good a worker you have been for the lat X amount of years? Maybe a silly question as the latter will probably be the obvious! I just want to make sure that I do things the right way from the start.

Koosman
Title: Re: Format
Post by: spnzjobs on September 24, 2010, 06:57:10 am
Hi

The best written references are those from direct bosses, who can comment on your skills, competence, experience, major achievements, character and what value you represented to their respective companies and whether they would re-employ you again, given the opportunity in the future and how they recommend you to new employers and what they think you can and are likely to be able to contribute. Such a recommendation in writing is meaty and carries weight with new employers anywhere in the world, including NZ.

John
SPNZ Recruitment