Charref - Character References Online




References have been around for a long time. They give potential employers insight into what they’re getting - a glimpse into a candidate’s work ethic and habits from people who have had substantial experience with them.

At Charref, we streamline the referencing process by providing a transparent, honest, and effective way of building and showcasing professional references from past employers, clients and colleagues.


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Great for Job Seekers

Get the job you deserve.

Showcase your experience by building a portfolio of references.

Make your network ‘work’ for you.

Have complete control and ownership of your references.

Great for Employers

Save time performing reference checks by reading genuine references from people who know the candidate.

References are in a clear, consistent and easy to read format.

When giving a references, give a reference once and don’t get hassled continuously by recruiters.



See Great Examples
Tom Roy's references



How it works



Privacy is 100% protected

By default, a reference can be seen only by the author (who wrote it) and the owner (who it is about). Others can be given access which is controlled solely by the owner. Remember, if you don’t like what your references say, you don’t have to share them.

No fake profiles or users

To contribute to the site you must verify your ID and use your real name.

No anonymous posts

No such thing as an anonymous post on Charref. If you want to say something then you need to stand behind it.


Creating a Reference
  • Invite to give me a reference

    Quickly build up a library of references about yourself by inviting former employers or other people of interest to reference you.

  • New Reference

    Proactively find and reference people you know.


Viewing References

By default, a reference can be seen only by the author (who wrote it) and the owner (who it is about). Others can be given access which is controlled solely by the owner.


  • Invite to view my references

    The owner can allow their references to be visible to the public.

  • Invite to view my references

    The owner can invite individuals to see the references about them.

  • Accept Request

    Other people can request to see the references about the owner. If the owner accepts their request, they will be granted access to view all the owner's references for two weeks.

  • Reject Request

    If the owner declines their request, no access will be granted.