Within academics, reference letters and letters of recommendation are a standard requirement for applications to study courses, PhD programs and research positions. But all too often, former professors or supervisors have little time to word letters of recommendation or they are unsure what to include. For many non-native speakers, the English language itself may be a hindrance.
The new free website Reference-Letter.com offers the solution: Within minutes, the user can put together a complete reference letter. All that is needed is some basic information, and then they can choose the most fitting phrases and descriptions from hundreds of options. It is easy to focus on certain aspects: For example, the user can emphasize an applicant's social skills or his or her expert knowledge. A letter can be compiled in just seven simple steps, and the website generates the letter live and automatically. The user can then directly copy it, adjust it and use it.
Along with the reference letter generator, the website offers a range of sample letters for different purposes such as the application to an MBA study program or a PhD position. Reviews of relevant books about studies and careers top off the offering.
Reference-Letter.com is a service of Brickubus UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Hamburg. Brickubus is a young media company and offers contents and services around career and studies. Its most successful project so far is Arbeitszeugnisgenerator.de, a web-based generator for German employment reference letters.