asking for a reference

11 08, 2020

How to Choose the Best Reference for a Job

2020-08-20T08:41:48-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

References hold a powerful impact whenever the job seeker reaches out to them. Think about what type of position you are applying for and how a reference can complement you to that job. Do you want someone to speak highly regarding your outgoing personality? Or what about your work ethic? When you are asked for references there are some key factors to think about when selecting them. […]

1 11, 2019

Link Roundup: How to Decline A Job Reference Request

2019-11-01T14:16:00-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You’ve been asked to provide a job reference – but the circumstances may not always pan out in a positive way. You may not feel comfortable vouching for someone, or your reference wouldn’t be a positive one. So is it offensive to decline a reference? Today we’re sharing all the different possibilities, positive and negative, and how to go about them, below! […]

5 11, 2018

How to Ask Someone to Be a Reference

2018-11-05T11:19:29-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Just like any other favor, asking someone to be a reference can seem daunting. You’re putting yourself out there and there is always the rare chance that the person may turn you down. We can’t predict the person’s response, but the more thought you put into the person you ask, the better the chances of them helping you. Choose people you work/worked closely with and trust. Once you’ve decided on who to ask, it’s important to approach the topic with these helpful tips below! […]

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