Rochelly Fajardo
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I have been working for almost 20 years, and the one thing that has been a constant from that first job as a Cashier at Bruegger’s Bagels to now, is the request for job references. In my experience, 9/10 if an application asks for a reference or two, and you are one of the top candidates for the job that potential employer will make the calls. This is why I have always made it a case to do my job well, but also build good rapport with team members and supervisors. These are some of the best people that can help vouch for you, which is why having references is so important.

Wanna know how to identify and ask people to be your references?

Check out this article @Michael Frash posted on Five ways to ask for a job reference #reference #jobreference #askforreference #jobsearch #jobapplication

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Latesha Foley

Yes I'm looking for a job

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Rosalie Brody

I agree that it's important to build good connections in anything you find yourself involved in, jobs, volunteer opportunities. You never know when those people can come in handy and serve as the best references to get the job!

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Tatiana Gibson

This is a great resource, I really like the templates options. Sometimes I don't know what's the best way to ask for a reference, or if I should just put people and their contact info first and ask them later.

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Olivia Howard

I've always been nervous about asking current employers for references. I would be afraid of them finding out I am looking for a new job before I am ready to tell them.

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