5 References That Should Be on Your List to Land the Job

When you’re applying for jobs, a common request among employers is for you to provide a list of professional references. After your…

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The 8 Best People to Choose as Job References

So you have a good feeling you’re going to nail your interview. After the interview, the potential employer will likely request references....

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Professional References 101: How to Ask for a Reference & Who to Turn to

It’s true: Some potential employers never ask for professional references. But if they do, the last thing you want is to be...

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How To Ask For & Get Online Recommendations

As a job hunter, having recommendations available online is a really valuable thing. Most employers do some level of online background checking.…

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‘Sorry, But…’ How to Say No to Being a Reference for a Colleague

Giving and getting references coworkers is a normal and healthy part of the workplace experience. If you’re lucky, you’re on a team...

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7 Things to Know if You’re Applying to a ‘Reach’ Position

You spot your dream job, but it’s a reach—a reach beyond the next step in your career. It’s two steps or three...

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5 Email Templates to Use When Asking for a Reference

It’s no secret: asking for references can be intimidating. Since references often don’t come from the company you’re working at currently —...

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Don’t Have Professional References? Here’s What to Do

Though a solid resume and strong interview might help bring you closer to landing a job, the company you’re talking with might choose to...

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What Your References Should Say About You

When you’re looking for a new job, you’ll most likely spend hours refining every point on your job resume, and spend even...

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How To Ensure a Glowing Job Reference

“References are similar to mentors.  They are a must-have.” Career coach Jenn DeWall doesn’t mince words when it comes to the importance...

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10 Things To Consider Before Referring A Friend For A Job

Ah, good old the job referral. These days, it seems like it’s the only way a candidate can land an offer from...

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5 Tips To Choose Your Best Job Reference

As hiring managers sift through candidates and prepare for the interview process, they’ll often seek input from a candidate’s list of references....

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