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 239

College Grad Job Search – References

Career Alley

References and Thank You letters, both of which are key components of any job search. Land your First Job College Grads Thank You Letters

2018 223

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

2015 203

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 203

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 217

How to Get Good Job References

Ms. Career Girl

Your job references can make the difference. Most potential employers request job references. Select the right people so your reference can put you at the top of the list. Getting a bad job reference can put you at the bottom. Your reference reflects your professionalism.

2019 175

Who Should You Choose as a Reference?

Professional Resume Services

While references are not generally included on your resume anymore, the truth is that before you are given any job vacancy you will usually be asked to provide references to speak on your behalf. Choosing professors or advisors as a reference is acceptable.

2012 236

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 She said that calling references was outdated.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 146

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 245

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 217

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

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.

All Things Professional References

The Corporate Con/noisseur

All Things Professional References. As you begin or continue your professional career, you’ll begin to notice more-and-more job postings requesting personal and professional references. Typically, you will want to provide three separate references for the employer.

2019 52

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.

Retail 129

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 183

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 156

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 159

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

Incorporated by Reference – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

What is the meaning of: “ Incorporated by Reference ” ? The simple phrase “incorporated by reference” makes it necessary to review not only the “new” agreement in your hand, but also the “old” agreement (or agreements) now being incorporated into it, which you may have signed decades ago.

2018 130

The Questions You Need to be Asking in a Reference Check

The Undercover Recruiter

The Questions You Need to be Asking in a Reference Check Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog. Employer Recruiting candidates hiring manager Mighty Recruiter reference check references skills

2018 95

Professional References Guide: Best References, How Many, Samples

Wondering what a professional reference is? When filling out an application online the employer might ask you to list professional references that they can contact. Or attach your professional references as part of your resume PDF or Word Document pack.

2019 52

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 232

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 196

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 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 146

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 153

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.

Cut Through All the Reference BS with This Single Question.

HR Capitalist

No one ever gives you references they expect to be negative in any way. . When someone calls you up for a reference check and you do anything short of saying they're unbelievable (they provided your name after all), it's not being borderline neutral.

2019 95

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 109

How to Respond to Requests for Reference Checks

Evil HR Lady

My company has a policy of only confirming job title and dates of employment when people call for reference checks. How can I train managers to send all reference requests to human resources? To read my answer, click here: How to Respond to Requests for Reference Checks. The post How to Respond to Requests for Reference Checks appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

2019 124

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.

5 Ways to Overcome a Bad Reference

Evil HR Lady

In an ideal world, all bosses would be fantastic , and the only bad references would be for former employees who deserved the bad reference. This means that lots of people have a bad reference out there. Here are five ways to overcome these bad references.

2016 191

Best Resume Reference Page Template

At times a job application or Human Resource manager might ask you to list your references along with your resume. They might ask, “Can you please include a reference page?” So what is a reference page? How do you include one in your resume and what should it contain? We’re going to answer these questions in this quick and insightful guide to putt

2019 40

Medical Professionals: Using References in a Job Search

Career Alley

Here’s a question: do you plan on submitting references with your resumes and applications? And that brings us to our first point: don’t include a line on the bottom of your resume offering references if requested. If a recruiter wants references from you he will ask.

2012 269

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 253

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 267

Using References On Your Resume



2013 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 114

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 114

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 247

what to do if your references aren’t available

Ask A Manager

I’ve always been told references should be whoever you reported to and/or whoever can evaluate your work. How can I provide a reference to potential future employers when the boss isn’t available or isn’t appropriate? Some will accept peer references when you’re in a bind like this and some won’t. But to the extent possible, it’s smart to make a real effort not to lose track of people who could be references for you because the more you have, the better.

2020 49

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 84

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 76