asking for a reference

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! […]