How to confirm the experience
Although the recommendations are not spelled out in the labor legislation of the Russian Federation, they can often be useful not only for those who do not have a record of experience, but also for those who have it. For example, if the work record book forgot to reflect the promotion of the employee in the period of work in the company. The presence of steps taken by him career ladder in the resume and the lack of records on them in the work book can cause bad suspicions.
The recommendation, however, confirming the truthfulness of information in the resume, will help to remove unnecessary questions.
In the West, recommendations and do serve as the only document that confirms professional experience. In Russia, the one who has them is always preferable to not having them.
Those who earn a living under civil-law contracts, if they so wish, can easily confirm that they do not sit on the stove, having demonstrated these very agreements.
Another question is interesting, but who would like to see them? Now is not the time when those who do not have official work were accused of parasitism and were exiled for the 101st kilometer and beyond.
An interesting alternative to paper recommendations are offered by numerous remote work exchanges. At any of them, an employer and a freelancer can exchange impressions about each other after working on a joint project.
In addition, every registered freelancer has the opportunity to put his best work in the portfolio.
It is unlikely that after acquaintance with the portfolio and feedback to the employer something added to the workbook of the freelancer or her absence.