What is a Reference? Reference is a relation between objects in which one object designates, or acts as a means by which to connect to or link to, another object. The first object in this relation is said to refer to the second object. It is call a name for the second object. The second object, the one to which the first object refers, is call the referent of the first object. A name is usually a phrase or expression, or same other symbolic representation. Its referent may be anything – a material object, a person, an event, an activity, or an abstract concept.
An individual that serves as the point of contact for employers seeking to verify or ask questions about a potential employee’s background, work experience, or work ethic. An applicant may provide both professional and personal references to a potential employer.