I'm having trouble finding out the difference between "qualified references" and "unqualified references" in regards to job searching.
Someone I know was recently let go due to budget cuts, and the boss was very fond of him. The boss offered to make calls, and give him "unqualified references".
In what way is a reference "unqualified"? I can only assume it's positive given the situation, but it sounds somewhat negative.
Any Google search I do only yields results specific to computer programming, which I'm already familiar with.