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
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:
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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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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