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 to those who do not have a document on experience, but also to those who have it. For example, if in the workbook they forgot to reflect the promotion of an employee in the service while working in the company. The presence of the steps of his career ladder in the resume and the absence of records about them in the workbook can cause bad suspicions.
The recommendation confirming the veracity of the information in the summary will allow to remove unnecessary questions.
In the West, recommendations do serve as the only document confirming professional experience. In Russia, the one who has them is always preferable to not having them.
Those who make a living under civil law contracts, if they wish, can easily confirm that they are not sitting on the stove by demonstrating these same contracts.
Another question is interesting, but who wants to see them? Now is not the time when not having official work was accused of vagrancy and exiled for the 101st kilometer and beyond.
An interesting alternative to paper recommendations is offered by numerous remote work exchanges. At any of them, the employer and the freelancer can exchange impressions about each other after working on a joint project.
In addition, each registered freelancer has the opportunity to put their best work in the portfolio.
It is unlikely that after reading the portfolio and reviews to the employer, the workbook of the freelancer or its absence will add something.