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Character Reference

  • 22-04-2021 1:44pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,155 ✭✭✭ dan786


    Hi,

    Asking on behalf of a friend who has applied for a job and they have requested 2 character reference from people in authoritative roles.

    This is separate to previous work references etc.

    The only person he could think of that know him and give him one was his GP.

    However he is stuck with a second one. He has been out of education for 10 years now so teacher/lecturer not an option and doesn't know any Garda/Solicitor.

    Any other suggestions that could help him?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,599 ✭✭✭ SureYWouldntYa


    Local priest maybe

    A local businessmen that might be known to everyone in the area

    Local postmaster or postman, public health nurse or similar

    An accountant or solicitor perhaps


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭ OMM 0000


    dan786 wrote: »
    Hi,

    Asking on behalf of a friend who has applied for a job and they have requested 2 character reference from people in authoritative roles.

    This is separate to previous work references etc.

    The only person he could think of that know him and give him one was his GP.

    However he is stuck with a second one. He has been out of education for 10 years now so teacher/lecturer not an option and doesn't know any Garda/Solicitor.

    Any other suggestions that could help him?

    Red flag for me (the employer, not your friend).

    Have they defined what "authoritative roles" means?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,155 ✭✭✭ dan786


    OMM 0000 wrote: »
    Red flag for me (the employer, not your friend).

    Have they defined what "authoritative roles" means?

    Yes doctor, solicitor, Garda, teacher etc

    Its a security services company who conduct strict checks before employment in addition to Garda vetting he needs the above references.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭ OMM 0000


    dan786 wrote: »
    Yes doctor, solicitor, Garda, teacher etc

    Its a security services company who conduct strict checks before employment in addition to Garda vetting he needs the above references.

    OK, fair.

    Accountant?

    Is there anyone in his extended family who meets the requirements?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,155 ✭✭✭ dan786


    Local priest maybe

    A local businessmen that might be known to everyone in the area

    Local postmaster or postman, public health nurse or similar

    An accountant or solicitor perhaps


    Friend is a muslim so has never stepped inside a church.

    Doesn't know any local businessman unfortunately.

    Doesn't really know the local postman or any solicitor or accountant.

    I thought the whole purpose of it would be to get it from someone who has known you for a while for it to be accurate.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,905 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    So a Muslim cleric then.

    Sports coach. Landlord. Banker. Lawyer.


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