5 Things You Should Know About Job References

I recently worked with a member of our CareerHMO.com program for four months as she looked for a job in a new city. She finally landed her dream job – so imagine her surprise when her new boss eventually told her one of her references were very critical of her. When she asked which one, she was floored. She thought this particular person would be her BEST reference, not her WORST. It then got her thinking... she had used this reference for several jobs she had interviewed for and not gotten. Could this reference have caused her to lose out on all those jobs? FACT: You need to choose and work with references very carefully – or risk losing the job offer! Watch my webinar (below) and I'll share with you the right way to secure and use references. How you work with references can literally impact whether you get the job offer. Everyone needs references, now more than ever. Watch this video so you don't ruin your chances of getting a job by failing to learn the secrets to getting your references to work for you.


Things You Should Know About Job References

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