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Hello,

 

I have just started the process of filling for Australian PR and at the very first stage.

As I have understood, I need to collect previous employer's reference letter mentioning roles and responsibilities along with other employment details.

 

Can someone please help verify the draft version? Please help correct if there are any mistakes or add if something is missing.

 

I will ask the HR to give this on company's letter head (I will try my best as now I am back with the same company :))

 

<DRAFT REFERENCE LETTER>

 

This is to certify that <NAME> was an employee of <COMPANY>, at <LOCATION> and was employed from START DATE until END DATE.

 

<NAME> was employed on a Full Time basis as a Senior Software Engineer.

 

Duties / Responsibilities:

 

 

  • Analyze and develop Proof of concepts to demonstrate the design feasibility and clear understanding of the requirements
  • Design, develop and test high quality and scalable Java/J2EE based web based applications for clients
  • Develop and test new features in existing applications for clients to meet the new requirements and specifications
  • Debug and fix bugs/faults in applications and provide technical support for issues on production servers
  • Develop test plans to verify logic of new or modified programs and conducts quality assurance activities such as peer reviews
  • Design databases schema as per the technical specification, writing sql queries and stored procedures using Oracle 9i/10g
  • Deployment of Java/J2EE based web applications in production environment

 

Technologies used:

Java/J2EE, Servlets, JSP, JDBC, Convera, JNDI, JavaMail API, Struts, Spring IOC

 

Web Application Servers:

 

ATG 6.4.0, IBM WebSphere Application Server

 

Relational Databases:

 

Oracle 9i/10g

 

Operating Systems:

 

Sun Solaris, Red Hat Linux

 

 

Thank you for help.

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There is a guide on ACS' website. Did you have a look at that?

 

https://acs.org.au/ -> Migration Skills Assessment -> Skills Assessment Guidelines for Applicants

 

An example reference (in the format ACS require) is in the Employment section.

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There is a guide on ACS' website. Did you have a look at that?

 

https://acs.org.au/ -> Migration Skills Assessment -> Skills Assessment Guidelines for Applicants

 

An example reference (in the format ACS require) is in the Employment section.

 

Thank you for the reply.

Yes, I have looked at the example reference letter.

 

My doubts are:

 

1) On Page: 12, https://acs.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/7319/Skills-Assessment-Guidelines-for-Applicants.pdf, it says "Generic Job descriptions are not acceptable and will be accessed as non-suitable". However the sample reference letter is pretty generic. I am curious if I need to include technical information such as technologies used, etc

 

2) If technologies, languages, OS etc are required to demonstrate the knowledge gained, then do I need to include specific project information

 

3) I am afraid HR will reject the request if too much technical information is there.

 

4) One more doubt: On Page:13, it says Job references are not suitable if "the referee's relationship with the applicant is unclear". Is "HR" good enough? I am not sure if company allows a person to get a company's letter head

 

I apologize if my questions are too common, but as you can understand I want to make sure everything goes as smooth as possible.

 

As far as I understand, the first goal should be to get it on Company's letter head. Only if it is not possible to obtain or include too much project information, one can go for 3rd party statuary declaration that "may" be considered.

 

PS: I have a B.Tech in EE (class of 2001-2005) and have 9.5 years of experience in IT industry.

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