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Category Archives: References

Are Your References Ready?

One of the most common forms of background check performed by companies hiring new employees is the reference check. They typically request that candidates provide them with three names of previous bosses. If you don’t have three former bosses, then … Continue reading

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Graceful Exits

Imagine a co-worker who trashes his cubicle, plays practical jokes on his replacement and slinks off with the copier on his last day of work.   Is this a person you’d recommend to a prospective employer? Or expect your company … Continue reading

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If You’re Fired, Will Past Employers Keep Your Secret?

Despite what some job seekers think, it is not illegal for former employers to tell reference checkers that you were fired. They can say anything they want as long as it’s true.   But many companies do have policies that … Continue reading

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Letters of Recommendation: A Primer

Writing a letter of recommendation requires considerable effort. Don’t just blurt out a request to a supervisor or instructor you see walking down the hallway. Choose your letter writers carefully, and plan out your timing and approach. Most importantly, don’t … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Professional References

It is not worth the risk of hiring someone on face value alone. No matter how well a candidate is dressed or how impressive his or her résumé may be, there is really only one way to validate what you … Continue reading

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References Available on Request

How much thought have you given to your choice of references? Reference checks are a crucial part of the job placement process and your list of references should enhance your resume and interview.   References should be people who can … Continue reading

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References: Choose Wisely…

Sophisticated job seekers know and understand that sometime during the interview and hiring process you will be asked to supply references. With this in mind, here are five concepts to focus on in developing your reference list.   1. References … Continue reading

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Resumes Win Interviews, References Win Job Offers

Inquiring minds want to know, and no minds are more inquiring than those about to hire you. Rest assured, you will be investigated. As a rule of thumb, the better the job and the higher the pay, the tougher the … Continue reading

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The Background on Background Checks

In one of my past lives I held a Top Secret clearance as a Civil Service employee working for the Air Force. So I am familiar with background checks. But many job seekers are not. Here’s a little background on … Continue reading

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