Elyssa Duncan
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Oftentimes, potential employers will ask candidates for references who can vouch for their abilities and personality. Having a solid reference (or references) can make a significant impact on an employer's decision to hire you!

If you've been asked to provide references but don't know where to start, I have just the article for you! Here are 5 ways to ask for a job reference!


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Frances Lancaster

I am asked often to be a reference and if i feel i can be of help to both parties, I willingly say yes. I like to see people work and I like to know I have helped an employer
add a skilled employee.

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Charles Milton

Yes I have. Got great reference from past employers

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Jared Boike

When you go to a job interview always have a list of references. And the list of references cannot be personal or related references, have to be references from past or current jobs. And there are formats online for typing up a references page. And ask permission before using them as a reference to give them a heads up so that they can be prepared to speak of your skills and qualifications as an employee. And have your contact information on your references page and be prepared to give a copy to the person interviewing you, and I would ask them if they want a copy. Also I would have your list of references in order from your most recent job to your first job from top of the page to the bottom of the page.

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Jeffrey Stoltenberg

If you are asked to be a reference, ask what that employer is looking for so you can give an appropriate referral for your friend or former colleague.

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Mike Bee

Often and they are usually phony as long as you can get somebody to say you are gods gift to employers. In other words most of time they are useless.

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Mahmoud R. Abu-Farha

I am retired, My age 71. Years, so an on-line job fits with my health.

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Shayna Resnick

Yes, be sure to have references you can use

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Help FromHR Expert

Great info!

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Kristy Sokoloski

Yes I have when it came to some Jobs I Applied for in the Past.

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Ford Simpson

Can I use you as a reference? Ford

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