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Having another professional speak on your behalf as a reference is an important and critical part of a job search and should be managed with utmost care. All too often candidates simply submit a list of references and consider that aspect of the process complete.

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How to Deal with Employment References - dummies

Employment references are power hitters in the hiring process, so take care that your references don’t wreck your job search. Employment references are important because they can validate resume details and your claims to be a superior performer and candidate. A little foresight on your part can help ensure that your references work for you, […]

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The Right (and Wrong) Way to Ask Someone to be a Reference

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Ask Someone to be a Reference

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How to Ask for a Reference Letter

In the 2009 film “Up in the Air,” Natalie Keener decides she can no longer stomach being part of a corporate firing squad and quits her firm. Her mentor, played by George Clooney, behaves as the magnanimous gent we all know him to be: he writes a glowing reference letter on her behalf, addressed simply […]