APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing).
A professional reference is a recommendation from a person who can vouch for your qualifications for a job. A professional reference for an experienced worker is typically a former employer, a colleague, a client, a vendor, a supervisor, or someone else who can recommend you for employment.
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8 th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
Let the former supervisors know a little about the job for which you're applying, so they'll be able to share information about your past performance and how it might relate to the new job. In other words, "coach" your former supervisor about positive things to say during the reference check.
Or maybe you’re the one applying for a job, and you need to request a reference letter for a teaching job. In either case, knowing how to write a reference letter, and having a sample, will come in handy. Read on for advice on writing a recommendation letter for a teacher, and review the sample as well.