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When Do I Send My References?

When Do I Send My References?

Posted on09. Jun, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, What’s the best way to handle references? Should I put “References Upon [sic] Request” on my resume and wait for a request, or should I just include them with my application? I have some great references that I think will help land me an interview, but I don’t want to appear too forward. […]

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References and the Employment Process

References and the Employment Process

Posted on28. Jan, 2014 by .

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References are a critical step in the hiring process. An employer WILL check yours. Most companies will call about 2 or 3 of your references and ask them different questions about you before they decide if you are the right candidate for their position. You need to make sure that your employment references will give […]

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Better Check Your References Before the Employer Does

Better Check Your References Before the Employer Does

Posted on02. Oct, 2012 by .

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There has long been a debate regarding references and whether or not to include them in a resume. Many applicants are uncomfortable providing the information up front, preferring instead to simply state that references are available upon request. This is an outdated method and I always encourage clients NOT to write that on their resume, […]

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Haunted By Hidden Reference Nightmares

Haunted By Hidden Reference Nightmares

Posted on21. Aug, 2012 by .

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Some may call them ‘references not provided by the candidate’ while I tend to call them what they really are – hidden nightmares. They show up out of nowhere, and – BAM! – before you know it, these references have spooked the daylights out of the audience you’ve been trying so hard to impress. There […]

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