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! […]

30 10, 2019

5 People to Ask to Be a Job Reference

2019-10-30T11:52:35-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When applying for a job- oftentimes during the process the company will ask you to provide references.  But who do you list? You don’t want to burn bridges by including your current employer, and you don’t want to list family members – because they don’t hold as much professional weight as other contacts in your life. So what are the best types of people to include as references to ensure the most effective results? Here is a list of FIVE different people to consider. […]

29 07, 2019

How to Include References When Applying for a Job

2019-07-29T12:19:01-04:00Categories: Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Having references when applying for a job can be extremely beneficial in increasing your chances of being considered. They are a way to provide the hiring manager or recruiter with people who can share more information about the type of person or employee you are. However, including references on your resume isn’t always the best idea. But how do you know when to include references, and when to leave them out? […]

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! […]

20 04, 2018

Link Roundup: The LinkedIn Low-Down & Surprising Statistics

2018-04-20T12:08:29-04:00Categories: Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

For this week’s Link Roundup, we chose to focus on how you can use LinkedIn more effectively, and also highlight some interesting statistical data. Wondering how standing vs. sitting affects your salary? That and more is covered in the links below. Statistics can be particularly telling, especially so when they illustrate how certain factors play out in the workforce. […]

5 06, 2017

Here’s Why You Should Notify Your References

2017-06-05T11:15:47-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

References play a big role in the hiring process. Typically, references are the last step before a job offer is made. The company has sat down with you in an interview, and had you discuss your skills and qualifications. Now that they’ve heard from you, they want to hear from an impartial party. The role of these people in your job search shouldn’t be understated. Acting as a reference is a big favor, so you should make sure you do all you can to prepare your references for when they may be contacted. Today we’ll discuss the importance of notifying your [...]

8 03, 2017

How to Ask for References

2017-03-08T10:51:04-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

To many employers, references represent one of the last remaining checks before hiring a candidate. Subsequently, good references are the lifeblood of your candidacy for employment. It makes sense then that you choose them wisely. A reference can make or break your candidacy with an employer, so it’s important that you also approach asking correctly. We’ll outline the best way for you to approach someone and request a reference below.  […]