Don’t Ignore Your References

Professional Resume Services

Maybe it was because when they contacted your references, something went wrong. Good references are one of your biggest assets in a job search because they are independent witnesses who testify that your skills and work habits are suitable — that you will be a good fit for that job.

2014 184

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? Dear Sebastian: Yes, absolutely, you should ask each reference personally before sharing their name with a potential employer. Ask Deb references

2015 155

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. Your references are important for potential employers to get an opinion of you from someone other than yourself.

2012 164

Gathering Your References

Professional Resume Services

It used to be that you always ended your resume with the line “References Available Upon Request.” ” Now that statement is mostly left off of resumes because it is deemed a given that you have references and you will be able to produce them when asked.

2013 151

How to Ensure Your References Are as Helpful as Possible

Professional Resume Services

The best resume writing services will help you with your references. It’s standard practice nowadays for employers to check with references before deciding to hire a particular candidate. Sometimes the best resumes that get you hired are the ones with the best references.

2016 258

Résumé Help: References on a Résumé?

Careers Done Write

I focused on the reference portion of this candidate’s résumé He had a second page that only contained his references. Let’s take a few minutes to review this example and identify how to share references in your initial resume submission.

2012 177

5 actions to treat your references like royalty

Cube Rules

Quality job references are gold. So why do we treat our job references so poorly? I’ve given a lot of job references in my career — and no one has a process down outside of, “Can I use you as a reference?”

2017 151

Do References Belong on the Resume?


One of the most asked questions I receive via my blog is about including references in the resume. There is no written rule about including references and typically the questions I receive are related to three main issues: Should I include references in the resume? If I do decide to include the references where do I put them? How many references should I include? Will references help my resume application?

2012 116

Reference Letter vs. Letter of Recommendation

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: What is the difference between a reference letter and a letter of recommendation? A letter of recommendation is stronger than a reference because the writer is actually recommending you for a job. A reference letter is more general in nature.

The Power of Qualified References in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

How to select, qualify and prepare references to reinforce your personal brand and confirm the value you offer your target employers. Now they’re asking for references. Checking references takes time and costs money. Build and qualify your reference list.

2013 174

Why Reference Checking Is A Lame Recruiting Technique

Career Realism

Why Reference Checking Is A Lame Recruiting Technique. One such glacier-like practice in my mind is employment references. You know the drill: It’s offer time, and you ask the candidate for references. Work It Daily.

2017 78

You Prepared for the Interview…Did you Prepare your References?

Professional Resume Services

What happens from there has a lot to do with you, and if you nail the interview, then you need to be sure that the final factor in the job search process – your references – are prepared to help you seal the deal. A great resume and fantastic cover letter will get you an interview.

2012 141

Job Search Tip: Choose Enough References

Hiring Technical People

If you’ve been working for a while, you have a number of people who could be references for you: colleagues, project managers, managers. So, how do you choose references? Make sure your reference can talk on the phone. If you select someone who hates talking on the phone, you are not going to get a good reference. If you haven’t worked in the field long enough to have that many references, ask your managers wherever you worked before you got into the field.

2015 123

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

Careers Done Write

If it is still of concern, you can hire a reference checking service. Ask Deb Job ReferencesDear Deb: I am considering a career move. How can I be sure my prior employers will not say negative things about me?

2015 148

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. Just because you are friendly with a co-worker doesn’t make them a good professional reference.

2015 169

Call or Email References?

Hiring Technical People

One of my readers for Hiring Geeks That Fit gave me feedback that I should tell people to email references. She said that calling references was outdated. If you are an introvert, you might want to email references. If you are an extrovert, you might to call references. If you want to get a better, off-the-cuff reference, call. Read this article, Do you know what your references will say? True quotes from reference checks. (I

2012 100

Asking for References

Hiring Technical People

I’ve never seen him work and I explained I could not provide a reference. In Choose Enough References , I suggest asking people who can explain the value of your work. Let me be more explicit: Do not ask people for references who cannot attest to how you work.

2008 130

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. However, this shouldn’t be neglected because, in many ways, references can make or break our future careers.

2014 83

Back Door References Can Hurt

Hiring Technical People

→ Back Door References Can Hurt Posted on February 9, 2009 by johanna Several of my colleagues are concerned by their “back-door&# references, or unintentional references. That’s why I didn’t provide that person as a reference.&#

2009 148

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. A missing in action reference can really kill your chances of a job offer, especially if the choice between you and another candidate is a close one.

2014 83

Using References On Your Resume


2013 130

Job References: How to Get the Best Recommendations


There’s only one problem; you don’t have any job references to offer potential employers. This is a common dilemma faced by job applicants either because they’re fresh college graduates or they aren’t sure who to list as references.

3 Reasons Recruiters Should Check References


Regardless of how time consuming and frustrating checking references can be, they are an important part of the hiring process. In today’s post, we will look at why taking the time to call and email a candidate’s references and past employers is a good practice. HR references

2014 79

Employment References in Retail


Employment reference checks, job verification, background check, whatever you want to call it , it’s absolutely necessary part of the hiring process. I’m doing a reference check on a candidate for a mid-level person in my company.

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. The post Being Your Own Reference: Rating Yourself As A Professional In The Job Interview appeared first on Work It Daily. Work It Daily. Have you ever been asked, ‘How do you rate yourself?’

2016 94

How to Deal With a Bad Reference

Career Realism

This week’s question is about dealing with bad references : “I used to work for a psychotic person (Literally. Although I have found employment (by a local organization that knows this person and didn’t bother asking her for her reference), it haunts me.

2012 83

Stuff The Capitalist (aka KD) Likes: TLC References at Work.

HR Capitalist

For effective use of TLC quotes at work, see the video below (email subscribers click through for video) from The Other Guys , with Michael Keaton using TLC references to Will Ferrel's growing displeasure. Please use TLC references at work responsibly Who am I? Who cares?

2016 98

What To Do When You Regret Referring A Friend For A Job

Career Realism

What To Do When You Regret Referring A Friend For A Job. But have you ever regretted referring a friend for a job? Referring a friend for a job doesn’t have to create an awkward or annoying situation. Be In-The-Know Career Advice job referral referral referring a friend

2017 68

4 ways to help your job references help you

Cube Rules

Job references — and the people who make them — are often overlooked in the job search. But your job references support you when it counts. Let’s check the ways you can help your references help you. Keep current contact information for your references.

2011 176

Reference Checks Remove One in Five Job Candidates From.

Resume Bear

Jun, 2010 16 Comments A strong resume and interview may place job seekers in the running for a position, but a new survey from OfficeTeam finds the results of a reference check can be the real deal maker — or breaker. This article gave some great tips for creating a reference list.

2010 189

Not All References Belong On your Resume


Do you have a career related question or require resume writing services ? Contact the team at RedStarResume. The journey to finding your dream job starts with a brand new resume. Tips from the Pros resume writing resume writing service resume writing services writing services

2013 130

Do You Know What Your References Say About You?

Hiring Technical People

I’ve been a reference for many peers, previous employees, previous managers, and even clients. About a month later, I received a call from his current manager, asking for a reference. Why did he want a reference from me? Because my ex-employee gave my name again as a reference. I explained that I was uncomfortable giving a reference when he hadn’t worked for him for over three years. “Well, you’re one of his references.”

2015 100

my coworker wants me to give him a fake reference

Ask A Manager

He wanted to know if he could use me as a reference and claim that I was his supervisor, and that he was making about $30k more than he is, believing that the new jobs would then offer him a higher rate. You may also like: did a reference lie to me to stop me from hiring a candidate who she wanted to hire herself? outside referencesA reader writes: I have a coworker who I hit it off with from day one, and we trust and help each other.

2018 46

10 Steps To Preparing Top-Notch References

Career Realism

It pays to groom your references. Grooming your references is essential; knowing exactly where you stand and avoiding surprises can be the make-it or break-it in a search. A little time with a reference can result in great returns. 10 Steps For Preparing Top-Notch References.

2015 83

can you ask a reference what they said about you?

Ask A Manager

I was unsure what that meant — whether there would be a second interview, I would be contacted for references, or I would be called with an offer (I know I should have asked but was unsure how to respond to what was clearly an automated message; hindsight is 20:20). References are supposed to be confidential, and you’re potentially putting her in an awkward position by asking her for details about the conversation. She gave you a good reference! references

2017 58

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 )? So why do you continue to send your resume for job postings without finding someone inside the company who can refer you? How to Get Referred and Get Hired.

2014 62

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. When a company wants references, it means they’re seriously considering hiring you. Update your references when you start your search.

2013 79

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. In tough economic times, some unemployed job seekers are taking desperate measures to make up for a spotty work history or poor references.

2012 169

? 37 Ways to Meet People Who Can Refer You to Jobs


Get ideas by seeing how people describe you in recommendations or reference letters. Ideas on how to grow your job search network today. Photo by Networking is often the best way to find a job, but growing a network takes time. You really need to build it before you need it.

2018 81

Recommendations, Referrals, References and What They Mean

Hiring Technical People

If I can’t refer people because I believe in them, I don’t refer them—which is like a reference. References are a different beast. If I work for you for a significant time, and you can judge my work, then I can ask you for a reference. When I ask you for a reference, and you agree, I expect a reference. Sometimes, my consulting clients also ask for references, which I also provide. References are golden.