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5 Crucial Secrets of Reference Checking

5 Crucial Secrets of Reference Checking

Experts reveal top 2014 reference checking trends

Radical shifts in the industry, from legal to cultural to digital, make it a challenge to keep up with the latest HR and recruiter requirements. Read More »

Job References: Ask Your Boss, Not Your Boyfriend

Job References: Ask Your Boss, Not Your Boyfriend

Or your roommate, or your guitar teacher, or your delivery guy...

Some 62 percent of employers received negative reviews of a candidate from a reference and 69 percent said a reference made them change their mind about a hire. Read More »

Can My Employer Trash Me In References?

Can My Employer Trash Me In References?

6 things you need to know about job references

Think your former employer can't trash you in job references? Think again. What you need to know about references, and how to find out what they're saying. Read More »

10 Reasons Why You Aren't Getting Hired

10 Reasons Why You Aren't Getting Hired

You'll probably never know exactly why you didn't get the job. If you're like most job seekers, it will remain an unsolved mystery. Most employers do not provide useful feedback for fear of legal ramifications or other hostile actions on the part of unhired applicants. That said, there are typical reasons that... Read More »

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 »

3 Things Employers Always Ask Of References

3 Things Employers Always Ask Of References

References are often the last step in the screening process before an employer extends an offer. While every company has a different policy on references, most still ask for them. What a reference says, or doesn't say, can sometimes make the difference between getting an offer or not. Read More »

What Not To Put On Your Resume

What Not To Put On Your Resume

By Kelly Eggers According to a 2010 Accountemps survey, 28% of executives say the resume is where most job seekers make mistakes in the application process. But what exactly constitutes a mistake? We talked with career coaches and resume writers to find ten gaffes that will guarantee that your resume never... Read More »

7 Things To Never Put On A Resume In 2012

7 Things To Never Put On A Resume In 2012

One of the most challenging aspects of a job search is writing a compelling resume. First you have to look back on all of your experience and figure out how to condense it to one page. Then you have to make sure it's tailored to each job you're applying for, whether that means moving around the order of your... 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 »

'Liars For Hire' Provides Fake References For Job Seekers

'Liars For Hire' Provides Fake References For Job Seekers

When it comes to looking for a job, it pays to be honest. Or does it? A company called the Reference Store has raised the ire of some employment professionals for providing fake references to job seekers with less-than-stellar work histories. "They are absolutely right. We are professional liars," Everett... 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 »

Are Your References Keeping You From Getting Hired?

Are Your References Keeping You From Getting Hired?

You make it through the final interview with flying colors. The hiring manager all but offers you the job, but needs a few days to check references and complete paperwork before making you an offer. Then, silence. You never hear from him again. Read More »

Ask an Expert: How to Write a Reference List

Ask an Expert: How to Write a Reference List

Job seekers frequently ask me where they should list references on their resume. The answer is that you shouldn't list references anywhere on your resume. References belong on a separate sheet of paper that you can offer to the employer when they ask. While many employers will ask for your references on the... Read More »

Do References Really Matter?

Do References Really Matter?

10 tips for providing recommendations Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer The importance of references seems to be a hot topic these days. Employers want to make sure they are hiring the right person for the job; but some thwart the process because checking references can be labor-intensive. On... Read More »

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