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Rochelly Fajardo
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5 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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Rochelly Fajardo
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5 months ago

Last week, I shared a great article on How to ask for a work reference. More often than not, if you want the job, you will be asked to provide a few names of people who could vouch for you.

But, what if your old coworker reaches out to you and asks you to be a reference for them? If your inclination is to say yes, the next step is to prepare to highlight that coworker's skills and experience. Ask the person the following:

  • About the company
  • The job they will be doing
  • Who will be receiving the reference
  • Any other details they think might be helpful

Once you have answers to these questions, it’s time to write that reference letter. Check out this great article @Heath Alva posted on How to write a professional reference letter (with examples). My favorite aspect of the resources shared here, is that there are great examples and templates of ways you can best write this letter and do your coworker justice! #jobsearch #interview #application #references

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Paul Baker
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6 months ago

Sometimes the job application will indicate how many #references you need. If you're unsure, aim for three quality references. Here's how to approach picking your references:

  1. Determine the type of role you're looking for
  2. Consider individuals you may know at the company
  3. Identify connections between your network and someone who works at the company

Did you know you can make connections right here on Jobcase? Go to a users' profile and click "Connect" -- this is a great way to build your professional network. #connections #jobsearch

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Misty Phipps
over 6 months ago

References overloaded with questionnaires! I have been on a job hunt for 6+ months. I feel bad for my references who work just as hard as I do to land a job. They are constantly being asked to vouch for my character and ability to be a good employee, but then I don't get the job. Anyone else experiencing this? #references #jobhunt2021 #hiringnothiring #meetingaquota #falsehood #jobsearch

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Elyssa Duncan
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over 6 months ago

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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Sharon McCowin

Landlords, Neighbors, past co workers, not sure how old you are but fellow classmates at school\college, teachers ... Basically anyone who can speak to your drive, attention to detail, reliability personality, etc. I'm sure our have someone that you have connected with in some way. I once used a customer that came into my store regularly who relied on me to assist them. And ignore Donny Simmons he's an idiot.

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Chris Giarraputo

Do you have work reference? I technically don’t as my last job fired me when I was in hospital. In Feb 2020 and I think I had COVID. I won my unemployment case as they were wrong. They called me every other day on a medical leave that I was using PTO time for too. I don’t want to use them as they took advantage of me and broke labor law. My previous companies Dept I worked in closed and everyone went to different companies. I am looking for work now and an freaking out because they ask for a work and personal reference. Haven’t worked for a while and it’s been almost 4 years since I left other job. I don’t have contact info as I had a work phone. Didn’t keep #’s nor would they work as those jobs don’t exist At older job.

Sorry to piggy back but, I think it adds to your ?

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Diana Fernanda
over 6 months ago

Actively seeking for a Lab Tech position. I worked as a Lab Tech back in 2007 until 2011 and it was one of my best jobs ever. Lookimg forward for more of those enriching times at a Lab.

My word decretes. And I know the Universe is in perfect alignment with my thoughts. I'm making things happening. Nothing is impossible and unattainable! # #jobsearch #motivation #inspiration #interviews #networking #longisland #newyork #LinkedIn #labtech #success #unicorn #hunter #interpreter #bellalmamia #F4F #lookmeup #twitter #instagram #translation #bilingual #writer #blogger #professional #references #nationwideusa #administration #workathome #socialmedia #transcription #remote #multitasker #reliable #honest #loyal

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Montae Tennison
over 6 months ago

What I loved about working for Brand Energy, my first love was working outdoors. Just being outdoors all four seasons was awesome. My second love was my coworkers in the Bay Area. Good people. Working under Jeff Oliver at Shell in Martinez Ca. was Accor me because he ran a tight ship, he’s real and the guy really cares for all of his employees. I can honestly say you don’t get awesome project managers like him. Good dude and he makes it easy to want to be at work on time. #references

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Crystal Burchett
over 6 months ago

Anybody willing to help me get on my feet? I’m not a lazy bum I work really hard for everything and I got fired 3 months ago bc I work for family owned restaurant and things got personal and is ruining me bc he’s mad at me #references # #foodservices #advice #server #termination #drama #backtoworkmoms #discrimination

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Ashley Wilson

Hi Crystal! I am sorry to hear that! I have worked in restaurants myself and there can be quite a bit of drama! What are you interested in doing now?

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Ashley Wilson

Also if the owner is harassing you, please make sure to contact your local authorities!

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