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Rochelly Fajardo
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over 6 months ago

It’s hard to ask for a reference, let alone trying to figure out who could best position you to get the job, right? I have friends that have had bad experiences when they have a family member or a friend step in to vouch for them. I have always told them it can get risky very fast, so it’s not something I would recommend.

But who does that leave you with, if you haven’t worked with someone long enough, or if you are looking for a job while still employed?

If you want to find out who makes for great references, check out the following article about Who should I ask to be my reference?. It’s a great resource for anyone who might not know who to ask. #references #jobreference #jobs #application #joboffer

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Eleana Bowman
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Ever ask yourself who you can use as your reference? Or, if you even need one? Let me tell you that most companies will ask for a few references and being able to provide them or not could be the deciding factor.

My good friend from high school was always very shy at the beginning of her career, she never worked to build a network so when she applied for jobs, she always left references blank. She never really got the offers she wanted for a long time, or any offers, until she started asking and getting people to agree to be a reference for her.

But, how many is a good number to have? And who can you tap into to help elevate your application?

Check out this great article @Kai Dickerson wrote on Who to use as a reference and why they can make or break your job application. You will find answers to all your questions about references and more. #jobreference #jobsearch #interview #application #resume

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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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