Employment Reference Translation

You want to have your work reference translated because you want to take up a professional occupation in Germany or apply for a new job. We will be happy to provide certified translations of your work references or certificates of employment from Spanish, Portuguese or English into German.

Or you need a certified translation of your work references from a Spanish or Portuguese-speaking country for the recognition of your professional qualification in Germany.

Or you have a foreign-language work reference from a foreign professional from Spain, Portugal or a Latin American country for which you need a certified translation into German. We will be happy to help you with this.

Or you work for a company that focuses on the immigration of skilled workers to Germany within the framework of the facilitated skilled worker procedure and requires certified translations of documents such as a certificate of employment.

Or you intend to work or apply for a job abroad and need your certificate of employment or work reference translated and certified into Spanish, Portuguese and English, then we are very happy to receive your request for this certified translation.

The best thing to do is to send us the work reference you want translated as a PDF document electronically, stating the language combination you require and your deadline.

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Why is it important to have your employment reference translated?

References can provide information about an individual’s work history, job performance, and qualifications.

References can give insight into a candidate’s strengths, weaknesses, and how they may fit into the company culture.

Providing references shows transparency and demonstrates the candidate’s willingness to provide proof of their qualifications.

References can provide information about the candidate’s work ethics, attitude, and behavior in the workplace.

Having references can help an organisation defend itself against potential legal claims of discrimination or unfair hiring practices.

Employment references are recommendations or opinions provided by a candidate’s former or current employer about their work history and performance. They are an important aspect of the hiring process, as they provide valuable insight into a candidate’s qualifications, abilities, and work ethic. Having positive employment references can greatly enhance a candidate’s chances of being hired for a new job, while negative references can be detrimental to their chances.

Employment references can also be requested from professional organisations, educational institutions, or individuals who have worked with the candidate in a professional capacity. These references can provide a more well-rounded view of the candidate’s skills, abilities, and character.

It is important to note that employers are not required to provide employment references, and many companies have policies in place to only provide basic information such as dates of employment and job title. Some employers may also be restricted by laws, such as those protecting the confidentiality of personnel records, from providing certain types of information about former employees. Despite these limitations, employment references remain an important tool for hiring managers to evaluate potential hires and make informed hiring decisions.

How can you get your employment reference translated?

If you would like to have your documents translated, it is best to send them electronically as a PDF document, stating the language combination you require and your preferred date.

You will also receive a quotation from us by e-mail, taking into account your preferred date. If you agree with our proposal, confirm our offer in writing by e-mail, stating your exact address and a telephone number for any queries. You will then receive an invoice from us for this translation service. After receipt of payment, we will send you the documents both electronically as a PDF file and by post. By arrangement, you are also welcome to collect and pay for the translation at our office.

Please note that if you use the certified translation abroad, you may need an apostille, over-certification or legalisation. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

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