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. But since references are real people, things change. Choose Your References Carefully. Check With Your References Regularly.

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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

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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. Second, you’ll want the reference to be prepared for the email or phone, so they can speak well on your behalf. Dear _: Would you consider serving as a reference for me? Ask Deb references

2015 156

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. However, if you have been job searching over a long period of time, you need to recognize that your reference page or list is not a static list. Keep in touch with your references.

2013 150

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. This means that the references you choose to put on your resume need to be competent, reliable, respectable, and trustworthy sources who your potential employers will listen to and respect their opinions of you.

2012 159

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 156

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 186

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. 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. Choosing professors or advisors as a reference is acceptable. Be sure to have your reference’s phone and email information.

2012 174

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

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. It is almost always best to create an addendum to your résumé when showcasing references. This candidate lists just two references. They reader wants to put the reference into context.

2012 167

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

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. ” In some cases a company representative will issue a letter of reference that simply states the former employee’s dates of employment and job title. Ask Deb Letter of Recommendation Reference Letter

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. Now more than ever, it’s important to have credible references on your resume and to ensure they’ll give you a good review. Even going as far as staying in touch with your connections on LinkedIn will go a long way in making sure all your bases are covered when it comes to your references.

2016 198

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. I call both of their professional references listed on their application and their current employer (of course at the approval of the candidate first). HR human resources references in retail Retail HR

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

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. They wouldn’t ask for references if they weren’t strongly considering making you an offer. Identify good possible candidates for your reference list. Build and qualify your reference list.

2013 165

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. They’ve gone on interviews, felt as if they’d aced the interview, were told “we just need to check references&# and boom, they are out of contention for the job. That’s why I didn’t provide that person as a reference.&#

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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. Since you’ll likely need strong references to land an in-demand job, it’s essential to select individuals who you feel will provide the best recommendations. Your resume is perfectly edited.

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.

Asking for References

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← What Hiring Managers Look for in a Resume A Second Chance Audition → Asking for References Posted on December 2, 2008 by johanna Recently, a colleague whom I know from my writings and speaking asked me for a reference. I’ve never seen him work and I explained I could not provide a reference.

2008 120

Cut Through All the Reference BS with This Single Question.

The 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. Neutral is the new negative with reference checks. Think about that - when someone calls you, you say you can only give name, rank and serial number on a candidate who used you for a reference. .

2019 111

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. 3 Reasons Recruiters Should Check References. Do not limit yourself to people listed in the reference section of an application. Generally applicants list people they know will give a good reference.

2014 122

Incorporated by Reference – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

What is the meaning of: “ Incorporated by Reference ” ? In many workplace agreements, we see language that says something like this: “This Agreement and the Confidentiality Agreement signed on November 24, 2021, which is hereby incorporated by reference , constitute the entire understanding between the parties.“.

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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 127

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? I have always left on good terms and received excellent reviews in all but one job. One of my past bosses (from 8 years ago) was a really stern person who never gave “excellent” reviews, ever. The best any of us received was “satisfactory.”

2015 150

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?” ” Since companies now rarely give references (outside of dates of employment and job […]. The post 5 actions to treat your references like royalty appeared first on Cube Rules.

2017 116

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. It used to be standard to put “references on request” on your resume. But…you do need to ensure your reference list is prepared and ready to hand over to a potential employer during the interview.

2012 114

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. It may be tempting to list the boss from your first job because he felt you did a great job and appreciated your work ethic, but depending on how long it’s been, he may no longer remember you well enough to give a good reference. Just because you are friendly with a co-worker doesn’t make them a good professional reference.

2015 170

Character Reference Letter Examples (Template)

A character reference letter is a form of validation for a person's positive character. Character reference letters can be used

2020 52

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. You want the reference calls to go well so that your new employer will feel confident hiring you so you start of on a great note. That’s why it’s important do some planning so your references say all the right things about you. Create a separate reference document.

2013 84

References Available Upon Request on Your Resume (Examples)

References available upon request! When you're submitting an application for a job, it is important to be fully prepared. This means you need to have your resume complete with contact information, a cover lett

2021 52

Listing References on a Resume (References Page Format, Examples) [2020]

Resume references are professional references that can speak to a job applicant's previous employment history, skills, qualifications, and experiences while employed at a previous employer. These professional references are often referred to as a job reference or employment reference.

2019 52

The Questions You Need to be Asking in a Reference Check

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 skillsSponsored by MightyRecruiter “Trust, but verify” is a time-tested and effective way to do business. That holds especially true with top candidates as they reach the stage of being cleared for hire.

2018 63

20 Reference Check Questions to Ask by Phone (2021)

It can be challenging to come up with the right reference check questions to ask in order to gain the right insights on a job seeker.

2021 52

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. And, let’s also face it- sometimes we do screw up and deserve a bad reference , but that doesn’t mean we’re not capable of doing a different job better than the last one. This means that lots of people have a bad reference out there. Here are five ways to overcome these bad references.

2016 147

should I give a bad reference for a nightmare employee?

Ask a Manager

This post, should I give a bad reference for a nightmare employee? , The new hire’s references were stellar and he had a great resume, but there were problems even before he had fully onboarded. He recently emailed and asked me to be a reference. Should I give a negative reference? You may also like: what to do about a bad job reference we hired someone without talking to any references. outside references

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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. On the other hand, counting on it could lead to some very embarrassing conversations if one of the references you’ve chosen turns out to be unappreciative of the phone call he received.

2012 207

8 Ways to Be the Perfect Professional Reference - BLOG.


Here’s how I ensure I am the perfect professional reference. If I’m your reference, and you don’t get the job, it ain’t on me, buddy! This might sound a little selfish, but as a reference you have now gained contact with YOUR next potential employer. Be a Buddhist at work and give other people the type of reference that you hope for yourself. When you agree to be a reference you might get one call or 10.

2011 141

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. Here’s where people get messed up: the contact information they use for their references is corporate information. Instead, get and keep the current reference cell phone number.

2011 194

Reference Checks Remove One in Five Job Candidates From.

Resume Bear

ResumeBear Featured Jobs Support Job Trends Salary Trends Contact Us Email Posts Resumebear Online Resume ResumeBear Online Resume Builder Resume Delivery Resume Tracking Featured Government Jobs Resume & Cover Letter Tips Interview Tips Reference Checks Remove One in Five Job Candidates From Consideration 24. Managers were asked, “Approximately what percentage of job candidates do you remove from consideration for a position with your company after checking their references?&#

2010 205

How and When Do Employers Check References

When a potential employer decides to check the references of a job candidate, this is a strong signal that the prospective employer has every intention of making a job offer to the candidate.

2020 52

Using References On Your Resume



2013 100

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. Related: 5 Things You Should Know About References. Here are some ways you can establish references while you’re looking for a job: Step 1: Work With What You’ve Got. Step 3: Prepare Your References. “I

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