28 10, 2021

How to Handle a Lack of References

2021-10-19T11:05:33-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Providing references can be one of the most difficult tasks during the job application process. This is especially true when you’re fairly new to the job market with limited resources and experiences. Luckily, you are not alone, almost everyone goes through this barrier! Here are a few tips that will help you remain a strong candidate, even with a lack of professional references. […]

26 10, 2021

What *NOT* to Include On Your Resume

2021-10-19T11:05:06-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Your resume should be a document that explains in detail; your experience, education, and skillset. The purpose of a resume is to provide a parallel between your background and the positions you are applying for. The information you list here should be relevant, and precise. That’s why we wanted to expand on our previous blog (if you missed our blog on that, you can read that here) and share phrases that you should leave *off* your resume. Check it out! […]

7 10, 2021

How to Ask for References

2021-10-04T10:13:18-04:00Categories: 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.  […]

17 06, 2021

When Do Employers Use References?

2021-06-30T12:29:26-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Although your resume holds a lot of weight when applying to a new position, you also need previous references who will attest to who you are as an employee. Putting in the extra time and effort to select and provide references is imperative. But when do companies conduct the reference checks? […]

18 03, 2021

Background Checks: All You Need to Know

2021-03-18T09:01:20-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, How To, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Background checks are a standard part of the hiring process for many companies. It’s not uncommon for employers to want to verify the claims an applicant has made on their resume or in their interview. Performing background checks also prevents the employer from being held responsible in the case that an employee is involved in serious misconduct, illegal activity, or another issue that could potentially bring about a negligent hiring lawsuit for the company. […]

18 08, 2020

Not Getting a Call Back After Your Interview?

2020-08-20T09:43:15-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You went on your interview and now you are stuck asking yourself, what should I do next? Don’t panic, we have the insight you are looking for! There are a few things that companies desire that will entail help you out more to receive that job offer you wish for. […]

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. […]

10 02, 2020

When Do Employers Reach Out to My References?

2020-02-17T13:53:33-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Although your resume holds a lot of weight when applying to a new position, you also need previous references who will attest to who you are as an employee. Putting in the extra time and effort to select and provide references is imperative. But when do companies conduct the reference checks? […]

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? […]

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