References is a section in résumé or otherwise organized list of people an applicant has been working with, and who may provide with a feedback on their working with the applicant

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Should references be mentioned on resume? [duplicate]

Is it still necessary to put anything about references on a resume? It used to be that a resume should included a statement like "references supplied upon request" or something like that, but is it ...
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Former boss in jail & company was dissolved. How do I handle this? [closed]

I worked for my past employer for over 7 years. Not at the same company, he would start up ones left and right; and I went with him. None of them were ever successful, but I was compensated somewhat ...
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How would references from controversial activist organizations impact job/graduate applications?

I would like advice for submitting references from nonprofits to scientific institutions. No need for individualized advice. My background is here but I'm curious about the general question. I work ...
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Dealing with a negative reference from a old hostile employer

Long story short, I worked in a small start up company as a developer for 5 years, and by the end of it things went sour. The problem laid mainly with management and the way they were structuring ...
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Is a reference letter weighted less if the hirer was a good friend?

A recent job that is very relevant to the jobs I'm applying for was a 6 month contract that a close friend from childhood hired me for. Is he obliged to mention that relationship in the letter, and if ...
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Asking for references on a small team

I am a programmer on a fairly small team. I am planning on seeking new employment sometime this year. What is the best way to go about asking coworkers to serve as references without alerting my ...
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Breach of confidentiality? [closed]

I applied for a job and to cut a long story short the prospective employer phoned my ex workplace and discussed my reference with an office lady, (not even my reference) and then informed the office ...
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What to do if one of your work references does not have a public facing number?

Essentially, one my reference is unable for policy reasons is unable to give out his number (I don't know why, but this is answer I received). I know he has and will give me a good reference, but I am ...
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Who can be my satisfactory references when accepting a job offer?

So I recently got a job offer, which is subject to two satisfactory references. In this case, who can be my reference other than my former employer? By the way I live in Sydney, Australia. I am a ...
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Director wants me to draft an 'internal reference letter' - about me. How should I go about this?

In an effort to make this meet the rules of 'The Workplace', I'm looking for generalized advice and will only be providing a high level overview of what's going (which also happens to help with ...
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background check of my to be employer [closed]

I have resigned two days back in my current organisation because i got the offer from my dream company. I have joining after 3 months. Now here is the thing, I have heard that my current employer (say ...
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Who are the most suitable people to be chosen as job references in résumé?

I am in the process of searching a new job. If I would be asked about references who I know, whose name should I include in the résumé/job application form etc. Please help me choose the best ...
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I am moving out of state. Should I ask for a letter of reference to take with me? [duplicate]

I am moving out of state, and I would like a letter of reference from my employer. Is that putting her on the spot if she writes me that reference knowing I have it in hand? What is the proper way to ...
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How can I check what my former employer says about me when asked for a reference?

I was dismissed from my previous job of one year and eleven months because I was supposedly underperfoming. This is not true, but it was the reason given. I didn't have a performance review or ...
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Do testimonials in a CV work?

I have playing with the idea to add testimonials on my CV. The testimonials are mainly a few praises I received in my email from random people about open-source projects I have built that made their ...
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I lied about how long I worked at a company and the background check people have emailed the company [closed]

I live in the USA and moved here from abroad. I only recently got eligibility to work and so I have never had a job in the USA. The last thing I did in my country of origin before I moved here was a ...
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No reference even from coworker [duplicate]

I apologize in advance for the length of my dilemma. I was recently fired from my last position as an Office Administrator at a small physio clinic and will not be receiving a reference letter and ...
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Negative references- how to explain to future prospective employers?

I have been in my current role for roughly 15 months- the first 12 months or so went fairly well, but since then several issues have crept up which have caused me to start looking for other ...
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How to list a reference contact that left the company we worked together at and where the company changed its name [duplicate]

One of the persons I want to give as reference contact for my applications has left the company where we worked together and the company has changed its name since then. Since I still worked there ...
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Reference by previous employer

I was recently made redundant and at the formal redundancy meeting, I was told that my previous employer would be happy to give me a reference. I have recently been offered a job in a company which ...
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What is the typical communication method for asking someone to be a reference while I'm still working at that company?

I'm still working at my current job and will be done in one week. I'm wondering what is the typical way to go about asking someone to be listed as a reference on my future resumes while I'm still at ...
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At what point should I ask my manager to expect a call about me (if I put him down as a reference) for jobs which I'm applying to?

I'm a university student applying for part-time and full-time contract jobs. I just moved to the US (from Canada, where I did two work terms) so I'm going to need more than one part-time job so that I ...
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I can't list my boss of 5+ years as a reference [duplicate]

About a year ago, I left my job of 5+ years after being passed over for promotions/salary increases for about 3 of those years. I worked for a small organization where people rarely quit other than to ...
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How to ask a recruiter not to take reference at my current employer?

I'm contacted by a recruiter and she asks for references. I don't want her to take reference at my current employer, as I don't want to undermine my further job opportunities there. They need explicit ...
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Providing references when only having work experience abroad

I came back to Florida from Israel so I'm one year here. I am legal to work in the US because I'm a citizen, and I'm looking for jobs. Most applications asks for reference. Unfortunately my only ...
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Is it okay to ask current team lead for linkedin recommendation, while seeking new job?

I'm looking for new job. I want to ask my team lead for a linkedin recommendation, so that I can refer to it in interviews( or indirect reference by putting linkedin profile link in CV). But I do not ...
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How appropriate it would be to give a gift card to an ex coworker who helped me with references?

One of my ex co workers recently helped me with glowing references, so I have been thinking to give him a gift card. Not a big one but just a small one. Would it be right to do that?
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Looking to leave my first and only job, what to do about references?

I am in the field of Mechanical Engineering and I graduated a year and a half ago. While in college I interned at a company and when I graduated that company pulled me on full time. I am now looking ...
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Should I get a reference from an employer with a negative reputation?

I work as an intern at a large scale company and am coming to the end of my contract. I sacrificed a lot to take this placement so put a lot of effort into making a name for myself in the company. ...
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References not checked

I recently interviewed with a company and received a job offer. Prior to the interview, I was asked to provide three references, but even after getting the offer, none of my references have been ...
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Can I get my grandad to write a review for university? [closed]

You always see the general "you can't list family members" when it comes to references, but what if you're working at a company where your granddad is also your boss? He has a different last name to ...
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Contacting aquaintance in company I applied to without sounding pushing

Last week I was laid off from my first job. Once the shock was over, I started updating and polishing my resume. While I was having a look at my Linkedin contacts I found out that one of my University ...
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Should I include a job I worked at for 4.5 months on my resume?

I left the job as I had some work permit issues and had a period where my new work permit was delayed and I was unable to return to work for a few months. The relationship between my employer and I ...
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I used someone as a reference without asking their permission. How to notify them they might be contacted?

I know you're not supposed to use someone as a reference without asking their permission first, but the employer had me fill out a references sheet during the on-site interview and I didn't have time ...
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What kind of references should be used?

In a job application with the government they asked to e-mail them references but didn't specify what type (e.g. character or workplace). I was wondering what type of references are good to have? I ...
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Contacting former clients from when I worked at an MSP for a reference. Is it okay? [closed]

I was working for an MSP (IT out-sourcing company) and laid off about 4 months ago. I took a break and am now starting my job search with the summer coming up. I worked with a number of clients ...
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Should I provide a recommendation on LinkedIn without being asked?

I recently worked with someone who I really enjoyed working with, and who I also think is incredibly skilled. He no longer works with us as he was here on a limited contract which is not being renewed ...
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Should I care about quality of my references to a position in a company I know recruiters at?

My friends work as recruiters at a company which has recently boosted their income so they are hiring. I have several people in my rolodex who more or less fit to an open position. Some of them are ...
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If a job candidate's reference is a friend of the hiring manager, is it okay for the HM to contact him/her?

Background I'm a recent graduate currently looking for work, so I've been going on several interviews lately. I have a list of about five references from previous jobs and internships that I bring to ...
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Is it ethical to provide information when not a reference?

Short version: I was asked to provide information about a previous co-worker by someone involved in the hiring process at the company to which they are applying, and I am not a reference for this ...
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How to list past position under someone who has been arrested

I was a research assistant for a professor at my university. He's won many distinguished teaching awards, though I won't mention which so he can't be identified. He was very well known and liked in ...
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How to write a resume using bad bosses as references

I work from home full time several months a year off and on for a small agency. They have little respect for their workers, but I need the money. I want to apply for a new job doing the same work, ...
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How important are recommendation letters / “Arbeitszeugnis”? [duplicate]

As my currents employer financial situation is not very stable, I was looking through my resumes etc. just in case. I noticed that I have have 5 years work experience in 3 companies and an university ...
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Damaging reference from current employer

I work in UK for a software company. I applied for a job at two other companies, 1 and 2. I accepted the offer from company 1 (after 2 months and 3 interviews) and returned the signed contract, ...
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New employer spoke to someone who was not supplied as a reference [closed]

My partner recently applied for a job and was offered it - which she accepted. Today she received a call saying that after speaking to her references they are withdrawing the offer. After some ...
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Obtaining references when contacts may be unwilling or unavailable

Although I can remember the contact information of my ex-bosses, ... I wasn't ever allowed to give them to any third parties, They probably never wanted to be my free, lifelong career helpers. I ...
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How to ask for a reference?

I am an engineer in Germany and currently working for a consulting company. Last summer, as I was involved in company X project but had a bit a free time, a colleague (from the consulting company) ...
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If your reference changed jobs, what should be the job title?

When listing references in your CV/resume, if one of them changed jobs recently (within same organization or to another organization), should you use their former title (through which you got ...
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Can I use this employer as a reference?

I have recently got a call for an interview and was asked to provide legal documents along with contact details of my 2 references. Problem is I don't have many people I can use for references, I put ...
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Are “Reference Lists” a thing of the past?

Without being asked to, I provided a list of three references at an interview I recently had and they told me they were surprised, because most people don't provide references anymore. I am only 29 ...