If you have been terminated, faced disciplinary action, or had other problems on past jobs, your former employers CAN reveal that to a company considering you. Contrary to common belief, there ISN'T a law prohibiting this. As long as the information is truthful and factual it can be revealed. While companies may have a policy to only confirm that you were employed, they are not limited to only providing that information.
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So recently I was let go and on very morally questionable grounds and right before Christmas literally 3 days before I moved into my new place all seemed great until I was asked to come to the office and that's when I got delivered the news. It was heart breaking and terrifying because all I could think was now what. I had just enough money to post for 2 months rent and that was it but I got let go at the worse part of the year. In my field... see more
I'm an IT professional by trade. I left my last job due to a military move. I couldn't find work in the new location because I didn't fit the demographic (not a local, and too qualified). I decided I'd be a stay at home mom and focus on my college studies instead. Three years later, we are back in the US, and I'm having a really hard time finding employment. I've applied to lots of opportunities, even entry level ones - and no luck so far. It... see more
I had a recent interview with a store that was similar to my previous job. The entire interview circulated around that particular job. Mind you it’s in the retail business and My work history is full of retail. But they literally only asked about that job in particular. About the sales my old job used to run, how often they changed sales, what products did they have, what & how they cooked the products. Eventually, I gave up and said no thank... see more
I'm looking for any advice on what to tell new employers when I'm moving on from a supervisor who wasn't happy with me. Here's my story: I have had 4 different jobs and usually had excellent annual reviews from past supervisors. However, my most recent supervisor was a nightmare. She didn't make expectations clear and I didn't receive proper training, but then my supervisor started micromanaging everything and nothing was ever good enough for her... see more
I'm pretty sure that all of my former employers will give you a great reference about me n my work.
I've been cleaning homes for many years.Im bonded and have great references.Also bonded.
I finally think a job may pop up, @ 264 app's 4 mo. I had my business for 20 yrs. now of course I need ref. all the stores that I picked up appliances are close! And I am living in another state! What am I going to do? Any advice I'm a CDL B driver
If you have a poor work history, gaps in employment, a criminal record or other problems that are hindering your landing a new job, character references can go a long way in bolstering a prospective employer's confidence in bringing you on board.
Who makes the best character reference? Now don't pad the list with your BFFs and running buddies -- Ha! Take time and give this serious consideration. Business owners and managers whom you know well... see more
I just received an amazing job offer to run errands and care for a cancer patient's dog for $350 a week while they recover from surgery since I have around 12 years experience for caring for animals, the problem is they want my resume, which normally wouldn't be one but all my experience with those animals I owned. I've had iguanas, birds, rabbits, chickens, cats, dogs, mice, fish, and once a boa constrictor 7 feet long, it's great experience but... see more
I had a weird one today. I was told i was the only one being considered for a position. The interview seemed to go very well. The HR manager said he'd be putting together an offer package and sending it over by weeks end. Instead what I get today is an email saying
we've decided to open it up to other applicants. You're qualified, but I dont have any positive feedback for reasons they chose this. The problem comes in where my ex significant... see more