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Asking for a reference #610765 07/14/10 07:52 PM
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Completing your reference page is a very important part of your job search. Most people do not know how to ask someone to reference for them and will simply list them without thier permission.

This can be the reason that you are not getting job offers. Find out how to properly ask someone to reference for you:

How To Ask For A Job Reference

Always update your reference page with current information and stay in contact with your references regularly.

Have you contacted your job references lately?


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Re: Asking for a reference [Re: Gwen - Job Search editor] #610817 07/15/10 03:24 AM
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Good article. I agree that having good references on your CV is very important.

Re: Asking for a reference [Re: Shula] #610922 07/16/10 02:12 AM
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Another great article!

A bad reference can truly be the difference between someone getting the job or not. Thanks for continuing to drive home this very important point.


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Re: Asking for a reference [Re: Gwen - Job Search editor] #825791 06/13/13 07:33 AM
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People tend to remember the bad long after the good has been forgotten.

Thus as Gwen said, make sure to contact your references so that the good memories don't fade.

Re: Asking for a reference [Re: Gwen - Job Search editor] #825801 06/13/13 08:01 AM
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I absolultely agree, it's so important to keep in touch with your references. A lot of times, people will blindly list people, just to have names to write down. The problem is, your references may not remember you or worse yet, no longer be at the company.

In fact, we just tried to contact references for a potential hire, and the references's phone number was DISCONNECTED! So what does that say about the candidate? In the recruiting world, quite a bit!


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