What Is the Difference Between a Testimonial and a Letter of Reference?

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In the context of job applications, letters of reference and testimonials are synonymous words for a document usually written by a professional or educator that is recommending someone for a job and describing their set of skills. However, in business, testimonials can be written by clients to attest to a professional's quality of work or the efficacy of their product or service. Letters of reference and testimonials can be very important and essential to a professional looking for a job or to promote themselves.