Information for references

A main goal of Econ Job Market® is to reduce the demands on references and their staff by providing a platform for uploading and managing recommendation letters in one place, rather than having to send their letters to each recruiter separately. Efficiency is increased as more recruiters use the EJM system to collect reference letters and application materials.

EJM allows references (also called "recommenders") to specify "proxies" who are allowed to access the system on their behalf. The EJM system does not allow candidates or unauthorized parties to view recommendation letters.

Accounts on EJM are free. If you previously applied for a job on EJM or previously uploaded reference letters on, then you already have an account. If you do not currently have a recommender role, you will be assigned one when an applicant requests you as a recommender and we approve the request.

To log in, click here.

Once logged into the system, you can specify a proxy whom you authorize to manage letters on your behalf. Select only a person whom you can trust to manage letters. The following functions for managing letters are available to you and your proxy:

Our Security/verification procedures page describes how we verify recommender identities.

For further information about how EJM works, see our System overview page.