This page and the following pages list the most important essentials and background information regarding employment references.
A qualified employment reference is a document that describes an employee’s career and functions during their time with the company and evaluates their performance.
The word ‘qualified’ means no more and no less than ‘evaluated’. It does NOT mean – as frequently and mistakenly presumed – ‘very good’ or ‘good.’
A few facts:
There is a deep divide in Germany with a large number of employers regarding the writing of employment references as a bothersome chore. They use software which supposedly supplies legal employment references quickly and at the press of a button. The result: employment references without significance, informative value, and appeal.
On the other side, there are professional writers of employment references like us, who prove daily that it is possible to create meaningful and appreciative employment references at affordable prices.
We would like to point out that we do not offer legal advice. We are ghostwriters and will only explain and describe the reality of the world of employment references from the viewpoint of our practical experience from the last two decades. We do not practice law. In the case of legal questions, please consult a specialized lawyer.