Category Archives: References

  • 5 Steps to Secure Effective References for Your Job Search

    If it’s been a while since your last cleared job search or you haven’t stayed in touch with your network, you may be nervous about asking for references. No matter how stellar your resume or interview game is, you’ll likely be asked to provide references at some point … more

  • How to Ask Someone You Haven’t Talked to in Years to be a Reference

    When we’re in job search mode we often focus on sending the perfect resume that showcases our skills and expertise, prepping for the interview process, and of course crossing our fingers till we hopefully land that Holy Grail job offer. Before any of this though, we need to get… more

  • 3 Tips for Effective References

    “We had two top candidates for a senior job. One whose references were glowing and one whose took forever to respond and then barely remembered the person.” - HR Executive. “I can always find ways to get references to tell me a lot about the person I am checking on.” - to… more

  • Getting Great Job Search References

    Don't be afraid to ask the right people for references. The right people are your former bosses. Tell your references: 1. I'd like you to be a reference in my job search. 2. Why you're asking them to be a reference. "I remember what a great boss you were," or "I learned … more

  • Five New Year’s resolutions for job seekers

    Since many of us take this time to reflect on the year past and the year ahead of us, let's do so in the context of your job search. We're not going to guilt you into making promises you can't keep, so let's keep our list of resolutions to five manageable items that will help you… more