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Asking for a Reference

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: Is it necessary to ask someone to be a reference? Secondly, most employers really don’t check references, right?

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How Can I Ensure I Receive a Positive Reference from a Previous Employer?

Careers Done Write

How can I be sure my prior employers will not say negative things about me? Ask Deb Job ReferencesHow do I handle this? Thank you, Alisa.

2015 64

Don’t Ignore Your References

Professional Resume Services

Maybe it was because when they contacted your references, something went wrong. But since references are real people, things change.

2014 23

6 Steps To Asking For A Reference

Career Realism

The references you provide to the employer for the job you REALLY WANT are more important than you imagine. Now the nuts and bolts.

2014 61

Networking 101: How To Establish References

Career Realism

Establishing references can be really difficult, especially when you’re looking for a job and don’t seem to have a strong list of potential references.

2014 61

Employment References in Retail

Blogging4jobs

And sometimes is very cut and dry – especially if the applicant blatantly falsifies their salary or employment history. Lets dig deeper.

Who to Use as a Reference & How to Go About it

The Undercover Recruiter

Many job seekers spend a great deal of time researching prospective employers, polishing their cover letters & resumes, and preparing for job interviews; however, they often neglect one important aspect of the job search process, and that is to ask people to be their references. Who to Use as a Reference & How to Go About it.

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Who Should You Choose to Use for References?

Professional Resume Services

Writing a professional resume requires choosing the right references. Job references can be an important part of the interviewing process.

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10 Steps To Preparing Top-Notch References

Career Realism

It pays to groom your references. little time with a reference can result in great returns. 10 Steps For Preparing Top-Notch References.

2015 54

Who Should You Choose as a Reference?

Professional Resume Services

If you have been in the job market for awhile, you  ask the last people that supervisors or colleagues you have worked with provide a reference.

Fake Job Reference Services: Watch Out!

Resume Bear

Article Overview: You may have heard about new web-based services that are offering fake work histories and references for job seekers.

2012 73

10 Soft Skills Employers Want from You

Competitive Resumes

In a recent study by Payscale , employer respondents indicated soft skills is a major factor new college graduates lack. Patience. Personality.

2016 72

How to Get Referred and Get Hired

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s true – referred candidates are the number one source of external hires! And did you know, referred candidates are twice as likely to get interviewed and have a 40% chance of getting hired over other candidates (according to the  New York Times )? and “Best Employer” lists for your city  . Call them targets.

2014 28

Networking 101: How To Establish References

Career Realism

Establishing references can be really difficult, especially when you’re looking for a job and don’t seem to have a strong list of potential references.

Reference Checks Remove One in Five Job Candidates From.

Resume Bear

Managers also were asked, “When speaking to an applicant’s job references, what is the most important information you hope to receive?&#

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3 Reasons Recruiters Should Check References

Blogging4jobs

Regardless of how time consuming and frustrating checking references can be, they are an important part of the hiring process. HR references

2014 23

Reference and the Employment Process: What to do?

Professional Resume Services

References are a critical step in the hiring process. An employer WILL check yours. Most companies will call about 2 or 3 of your references and ask them different questions about you before they decide if you are the right candidate for their position. You need to make sure that your employment references will

8 Ways to Be the Perfect Professional Reference - Jobacle.com BLOG.

Jobacle

Here’s how I ensure I am the perfect professional reference. When you agree to be a reference you might get one call or 10.

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My Reference Said Bad Things About Me

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

Then my new boss shared with me one of my references had said terrible things about me. I was shocked! It took me a year to find it.

did my friend give me a damaging reference?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I just had an interview and they moved incredibly fast and got back to me the very next day, saying they would like to check my references. She emailed them a reference saying she would recommend me and that I was a good presenter and can work under high pressure. did my friend give me a damaging reference?

2015 27

my boss said inappropriate things about me to a reference-checker

Ask A Manager

Hooray! I’ve kept my boss in the loop on my job search, so he was a reference as well. Your boss made the reference call all about himself, when it’s not supposed to be about him at all. how do job offers that are contingent on a reference from your current manager work? referencesWhat should I do?

Who Make Good References?

Professional Resume Services

Picking your references is a very important part of your resume, yet many people do not take them into proper consideration.

7 Reasons Employers Will Hire You #WisdomWednesday

The Undercover Recruiter

Social media and networking has quickly become the preferred method of communication, and you will be found online by your potential new employer.

2015 57

37 Ways to Meet People Who Can Refer You to Jobs

JobMob

Employed or not, spend at least 30 minutes per day actively reinforcing your brand and growing your network through the activities listed below.

2015 53

Reference Letter vs. Letter of Recommendation

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: What is the difference between a reference letter and a letter of recommendation? reference letter is more general in nature.

What If Your Ex-Employer Has A No-Reference Policy?

reCareered

Many companies have become shy about giving references. Here's 5 ways to get a full informative reference, against company policy. Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach headhunter Job job search Planning recruiter referenceto avoid risk of lawsuits. Continued at [link].

why should your references be managers rather than peers?

Ask A Manager

In last week’s open thread, a commenter asked, “Why is a manager or supervisor always a better reference than a coworker? I ask because often I’ve had a better idea of the quality of work of my coworkers than I think the manager does.” There are some who will accept references from peers and not think anything of it.

we made a job offer contingent on references — and the reference was bad

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: We have recently offered a new employee a job, with a job offer email that included the following line: “The position is permanent and will be subject to a 3-month probationary period and reference check.” So, first, look at it against what you know of him from the other references. references

11 Pointers on Employment References

Career Rocketeer

As a job seeker the reference issue is kind of a scary and confusing thing to think about.  We’re scared because we hope that when the potential employer calls on a former boss or peer that they don’t make us look bad.  On the other hand, we’re stumped on things like whether to list someone [.]. Job Search Dorothy Tannahill-Moran SEO

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Why Is Understanding Employment Law So Important?

Jobacle

Employment law is in place to guarantee a fair and safe working environment for employers and employees. Career Advice employment law

Why Your References Should Be Ready Before Starting Your Job Search

Career Realism

And references are usually the last thing people think to prepare in advance. Ask her if she would be willing to serve as a reference.

how to decline to be a reference for a former coworker

Ask A Manager

She is applying to my current employer and asked me to be a reference. I am hesitant to be one, as I know of some past work performance issues that are likely still present from when we originally worked together. how to decline to be a reference for a former coworker was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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references for bad employees

Ask A Manager

Recently — after the season had ended — two lifeguards who worked at one of my pools contacted me asking whether they should list me as their reference as opposed to my direct supervisor, the Operations Manager. Should I have told them not to list me because I don’t intend to give them positive references? reference

should I be worried that my manager doesn’t return calls for references?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m job searching and once I have an offer in hand, I plan on letting the company contact my current supervisor as a reference. Problem is, he doesn’t seem to care about giving references at all. Is it a red flag to a new company if a supervisor just ignores reference requests? references

employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list

Ask A Manager

THAT’S WHY THEY ASK FOR REFERENCES AND I SELECT THEM CAREFULLY, NO??? Being a reference for someone is serious business. tomorrow!

Being Your Own Reference: Rating Yourself As A Professional In The Job Interview

Career Realism

Being Your Own Reference: Rating Yourself As A Professional In The Job Interview. Work It Daily. This is a tough question to answer. question.

60% of Employers Screen Candidates On Social Media

Blogging4jobs

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 60% of employers are now screening candidates on social media. 76%  IT/tech. 65%  sales. 59% retail.

why do employers ask for personal references rather than professional ones?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m applying for a job that requests I send “three references other than previous employers or relatives.” ” Does this mean that I can’t use anyone I’ve worked with in the past? I’m several years out of school and nearly all of my references are work-related. reference

10 Steps To Preparing Top-Notch References

Career Realism

It pays to groom your references. little time with a reference can result in great returns. Again, grooming your references is essential.

10 Ways To Get Your References To Rave About You

Tim's Strategy

You aced the interview, and you know the company likes you because they just asked for your employment references. Great job! Do it now.