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Nearly 1 In 3 Job Hunters Use Fake References, Survey Finds

Nearly 1 In 3 Job Hunters Use Fake References, Survey Finds

By Susan Ricker When a company requests references on a job application, you might be tempted to skip it, thinking, "Doesn't my work history speak for itself? Won't my references just say good things about me? Do employers even call references?" However, a new CareerBuilder study finds that employers pay... Read More »

How To Get The Most Out Of References In A Social Media World

How To Get The Most Out Of References In A Social Media World

By Nancy Mann Jackson Once upon a time, a potential employer looked at your resume to find the references you'd hand-picked to represent you, picked up the phone, and usually got the glowing reviews you knew you could expect. (That's why you picked those references, right?) Now, in the days of LinkedIn,... Read More »

Vouch For Me? 3 Things Job Seekers Should Know About References

Vouch For Me? 3 Things Job Seekers Should Know About References

By Gerrit Hall "Will you vouch for me?" If you're a job seeker, you've probably asked that question at one point. After all, what is more valuable than someone agreeing that, yes, in fact, you are the best employee for the job? Your landlord probably asked for a reference, the local coffee shop wants one too,... Read More »

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