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 I refer someone to a job that I am technically leaving only after a couple of weeks?

So I was a co-op for a company that I was working for more than a year and they offered me a full time job. Now I am leaving only after 2 weeks (I know this is not very good thing). There is someone I ...
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What to do when my reference-givers ask me what should they write in references?

My new boss wants references from previous jobs. So I asked my ex-bosses to write me them. And 2 of 3 of them asked me how do I want it to be written and what do I want from them to include there. ...
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Reference Check and Job Offer [closed]

I have a job offer and they want to check a reference which I don't want to give. Should I refuse to give it? I told them at the beginning that I could though. How would someone typically handle a ...
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What to do when you change your mind about writing a reference?

Inspired by this question: Does these entries in a reference letter make it no longer neutral? If a manager agreed to write a reference letter for an employee, then on attempting to write it realized ...
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Does these entries in a reference letter make it no longer neutral? [closed]

Are these sentences neutral? She primarily programmed in __ and also used __ to develop __. She has working knowledge of version control primarily with Git as well as knowledge of object ...
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How bad can be a bad review among a lot of good ones

As part of a recruitment process, the recruiter asked me for references after the interview. However, I only have one previous work experience, which is also my current job (first one since I left ...
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What should I do if I have given authorization for references to an ex-friend without real positive feeling? [closed]

About an year-year and a half ago I was pretty close with a friend of mine, but about 7-8 months later we started drifting apart and seeing each other very rarely (once a month or so, on occasions ...
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How damaging is bad reference to a new position?

Unfortunately, I have not been able to stay on good times with colleagues at my previous workplace. There were many problems, including several major re-organisation over the 7 years I worked there, ...
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Should I include a field specific job that I was released from at the end of the probationary period?

I was just released from a major job in my field at the end of the probation period because of apparent performance issues (I was not made aware of them during my employment). It was my first full ...
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Is it acceptable to CC my friend in a referral email?

I occasionally get recruiters emailing me. I usually politely decline. But I have a friend looking for a job, and I like to recommend him if he is a good fit. So in my most recent email turning down ...
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How can I refuse a potential employer permission to talk to my ex manager

I recently got laid off and the main reason was my differences with my manager. We never liked each other's working style so after many bouts he let me go. I am close to getting a new offer. I haven'...
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How to deal with an internship certificate draft full of obvious spelling mistakes?

I left an internship of three months in a small IT company and have finally received a draft for the internship certificate to check back per email. The person who wrote it works in the accounting ...
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What are the most efficient ways of proving my suitability without a proper degree? [closed]

Currently I'm a university student, but I'm having troubles with it, and actually some reservations as well. I'd rather just start working - the problem is that I can only seriously consider a ...
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HR asked me to send references. Are they going to call them?

The HR sent me an email telling me that the interview went well. As a follow up to the interview she asked me to send her three professional references (names, professional relationship and contact ...
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I'm an ex-intern and I have a friend I want to recommend for my position

I recently declined a part-time return offer for my internship. However, I have a friend who is looking for a Summer job. He doesn't have the same technical skills as me but is very clever and would ...
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What are the odds of software companies contacting references at the time of job offer?

I am interviewing at some major software companies for senior engineer/scientist roles. My current boss is a very hands off kind of a guy, and is not very familiar with my precise roles and ...
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rejected after 3 interviews [closed]

After three interviews and the 4th being planified I didn't get the job because of bad reference, that I gave earlier in the process. They contacted the manager who said he wouldn't recommend me for a ...
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What to do when asked about negative references?

I'm applying for a job, and among the questions in the boss's e-mail is: "How many of [your previous] employers would provide positive references for you?" Most times, hiring managers ask for ...
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Background check company is requesting information that I cannot provide

I currently hold a work permit in US and am employed by a major Bank via an agency. Recently, I received an offer of employment directly from the bank. I have passed my background check, my education ...
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What's a good way to use people from my current job as references for my next job? [duplicate]

A possible new Company B [3 interviews so far] asks for a reference from current [soon to be past] Company A. I got an email from HR who wants a phone number to give a quick call. Your thoughts? ...
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Should I share referee's details with current line manager?

I've recently resigned, having accepted an offer from another employer. The new employer requested references. I gave references that were not my current line manager as I felt he wouldn't give the ...
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Applying for a job that asks for references but no option to upload them?

I'm currently applying for a job that asks for my Resume, a Cover Letter, writing samples (journalism job), and references. It is an online application, and there are only options to upload the first ...
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Moving into a new workplace - Making a good first impression [closed]

If I am moving into a new workplace and want to make the best impression, what actions can I take to ensure I am well received? In my previous job I was reprimanded after I tried to reform the work ...
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Dismissed for apparently self-contradictory reasons [closed]

I recently moved into a position with an insurance company, which I had spent some considerable time and effort to get into. However, after only a month and a half my employment ended. Now, the ...
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Potential employer is not disclosing any information about themselves without references

I applied to a job via craigslist post. Person contacted me and asked a few qualification questions. My email disclosed my website, and resume and Linkedin. They then proceeded to ask me for job ...
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How can I avoid supplying a reference from my current job in a professional way?

I'm working in a company which I like, but there are things that I'm not happy about under current management. So I decided to passively look for another job. I'm in the middle of an interview ...
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proxies for false negatives in hiring [closed]

I'm at a midsize company that is trying to grow moderately aggressively, so we have a constant, high interview load. There are many tools that are built around telling you your interviewing funnel, ...
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Can my former manager ask about the details of the job when she's called as a reference?

I have quit my job as I wanted to go back to studying but my circumstances changed and so I've started looking for a full time job. I will have an interview soon so I wanted to give my former manager ...
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Avoiding references

I am currently on my notice period because I accepted offer from another company. I don't want them to call my current company and ask for references (i have no problems if they call to my previous ...
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Is it appropriate to send the reference letter if not asked?

Nearly a month ago I had an interview at company A, but since at that time I was working for another company they said to let them know if, at the end of my working period for company B, I was still ...
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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 employment....
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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 ...