I'm job searching, and found the perfect prospect. They have requested two letters of professional reference.
I've only had one professional job and it's a tiny company. I asked my boss to write a reference letter, and asked if she had any ideas for the 2nd reference. She suggested a mutual business contact who has known me for years, and I agree that he would be an excellent reference. She called and asked him, and he agreed. She told me to write both reference letters, and she and the contact will sign them. The contact has agreed to this as well.
Is it okay to write my own reference letters? I had thought that they should be written by the references themselves.