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Old 02-09-2019, 03:21 AM
 
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As the title says, How many references / Recommendation Letters are neccesary (or good to have) to apply for jobs? My fixed term contract will end soon, 6 months in Supply Chain, and I asked my superior for a reference and she agreed to give me one.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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I think the average is three references.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:30 PM
 
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Yes, ime, average is 2-3 letters/references. However, the jobs to which you apply will have their own rules. I would find two other people just to make sure you'll have enough.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:08 PM
 
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Three seems to be the default standard. If you only have one, your former supervisor is the one to have.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:11 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We require 3, as do most places that I am aware of.
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