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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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 ...
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Reference from former employer whose offer I have declined

I know similar questions have been asked before, but I think this case is particularly complicated, so some advice would be extremely helpful. Back in early December I accepted an offer from company ...
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Submit internship application on the web and then also ask for referral?

I am a graduate student and am interested in internships. I submitted a couple of applications two days ago, but found out today via LinkedIn that I have some friends who graduated last year, who ...
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What will my new employer ask my referees if I've already accepted their offer and will start soon?

I will start working at a new company very soon and I am excited because it is my dream job. They have previously made me an offer and I have accepted it, and I have signed the employment contract and ...
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Non-manager reference

I've been happily employed with a company in a technology-related job for several years now. However, as it is for many people, I've been offered another opportunity that I'd like to pursue. My ...
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Best way to leave Workaway (unpaid work travel scheme) job

I'm currently 3 months in to a volunteer / work experience job at a guesthouse in a foreign country, arranged through the Workaway organization. I initially agreed to work for the winter season (6 ...
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How do I maintain references?

I am a college intern, and I have noticed that if I do not have face to face contact with someone communication dies off. This has gotten me thinking about professional references. As I am beginning ...
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I referred a candidate and got difference in our words

I referred a friend to a position in my company. When HR asked me how I know him, I told them that he was my co-worker in a previous company. However, I later learned that during the interview, he ...
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Qualified vs. unqualified references

I'm having trouble finding out the difference between "qualified references" and "unqualified references" in regards to job searching. Someone I know was recently let go due to budget cuts, and the ...
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How to ask for reference from supervisor of my last year's internship?

I'm looking to intern at a different place this year, and the new place wants to contact my past internship to ask about my performance. Should I email my past supervisor and let them know that they ...
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Professional reference: previous employer which I turned down the offer? [closed]

I am currently interviewing for a full-time position in a big company named A. A asked me for "professional references". Since my previous experience was an internship at another big company B, ...
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Suggestions for declining recommending a person for a position

A close friend of mine whom I have known through graduate school is asking me to recommend her for a position for which I feel she is ill-suited for. One of the requirements of the position is strong ...
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What is different about how references work between Germany and UK/Ireland? My ex-manager doesn't want to give me a reference and I don't understand

I live in Ireland and until recently worked as a technical lead for a multinational software company. Then recently the company began a voluntary redundancy program which I applied for and was ...
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Is it ok to ask my direct supervisor if he will give me a reference AND ask him not to notify boss?

My boss and I don't get along. I've decided for my own welfare, it's time to move on. He only employs me grudgingly because of the time and cost of finding a replacement. He will not give a good ...
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Extracurricular Colleague as Professional Reference

I need three Professional References for a form for a Computer Science internship. I haven't had an internship or business related CS work before, but I have done extensive extracurricular work on two ...
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Job offer contingent on references from current position

I recently received a job offer contingent upon professional references being verified. The offer is good I am very interested in taking the job. There is one issue, the HR person is insisting that I ...
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Is it ok to have a reference who recommended me for one job be a reference for another job?

A senior scientist at a research company recommended me for a position in both his research group and another research group. I am also applying at other companies, and these require references. ...
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If I quit an internship can I still put in on my resume?

I'm currently working at an unpaid internship and I'm absolutely miserable. My coworkers are rude and they don't let me help. I feel useless and asking for more work is futile. It's costing me money ...
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Asked to give what would be a negative reference

A previous coworker who has since left my company just emailed me asking me to be a reference as she applies to new jobs. I feel that while I like her, I couldn't recommend her as an employee. So my ...
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New contracts request asks for references, but left last employer on bad terms?

I'm working as a freelancer. My last job was done remotely, halfway around the planet. That has some major communication issues. This combined with with other issues in the workplace led to the ...
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Should I request a letter of reference from my employer or manager when I am leaving?

I work in a large multi-national. For personal family reasons, I have a need to quit work for 3 - 6 months to deal with a personal matter. At the same time as considering this, a voluntary redundancy ...
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Recommendation letters: first + last name for initial mention of person, but for subsequent mentions?

In a recommendation letter, the first time I mention the person the letter is for, I would use the full name (e.g. Mr John Sawyer). However, for subsequent mentions of the person, the last name (Mr ...
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Prospective employer requests references specifically from current/past managers

So I've been fairly passive about job seeking, but recently a recruiter from a company contacted me. Thus far I'm 3 or 4 interviews into the process and I would accept an offer from this company if it ...
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Is it important to have every specific reference asked for on application? [duplicate]

I know there have been question asked about references. However my question is NOT about what to do in the case of having no references. My question is about having references but not the ones ...
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Can a company force you to use a specific person as a reference in the UK? [closed]

I just left a small start up company and before I left I asked one of my coworkers if they'd be willing to provide a reference for me when I'm applying for future jobs. The answer this person gave me ...
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Is a closed letter of recommendation worthwhile?

I will shortly be in the somewhat rare position of applying to software development positions straight out of high school. (This is fixed; please do not attempt to change my mind on this.) As part of ...
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Following up with references after an interview

Before a recent interview, I asked a few former colleagues if they would be willing to be a reference for me. The interviewer hadn't requested me to bring them, but I thought it would be good to be ...
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Negative reference from former employer

I resigned without notice from a job of 10 months recently due to questionable billing practices through Medicare for services not rendered. They were suddenly under investigation by the OIG/FBI and I ...
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Will not having a reference potentially hurt my future career chances, despite not wanting to return to my current field of work?

I am resigning from my job at a small company that I've been at for only about four months. I am quite young and have spent the two years prior to this job dealing with health issues, so this job will ...
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How to proceed when former boss doesn't respond to a reference request?

My best manager left my current (and first ever) employer one year ago. I had very strong professional and friendly relations with him and he promoted me for the first time to a managerial role. After ...
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How should I handle not having a good reference from a previous job?

The last job I did before my current one was a bit of a disaster. There was no support and a great deal of pressure, which actually made me quite ill. I left as soon as possible, which was just over ...
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Customary to ask for references from new grad with no work experience?

Is it customary for entry-level software engineering/tech jobs to ask recent graduate for references, even if they have no work experience? If references are required, I am assuming that academic ...
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Omit Junior from job title on resume - likely outcome?

My job title is currently Junior Software Engineer. When I sent out my CV with the title Software Engineer instead, I received a much better response. If I get offered a role I applied for with ...
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Is there any etiquette for citing references for a new job, considering that they have been used for previous employments as well?

I worked as a software engineer for around 2 years and served my last around 6 months back. Due to my interest in writing, I later took up an offer as a Writer in a small-sized firm. However, within 2 ...
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Should references in a resume be upfront, or upon request?

I've read several posts here about advising NOT to put references in resume, but when I see "Furnished Upon Request" or "Available upon request", it gives my sixth sense a queasy feeling. If I was on ...
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How do I give reference for a potential workplace if my reason for leaving my previous workplace was due to management? [duplicate]

Perhaps it might be better if I start out with some background first and that might give everyone a bit of an idea on where I'm coming from. I will be omitting all names here just in case. I work for ...
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Interviews and old companies that no longer exist

I am thinking of looking for a job again, or at least seeing whats out there. My problem is that I have had an usually long string of jobs where the companies no longer exist. Either they were ...
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Catch-22 on references: Prospective employer contacts my manager who does not know I am looking [duplicate]

I find myself in a catch-22 type situation. Here is the scenario: I am currently employed normally, at company A. Boss at company A does not know that I am looking. I had a phone interview with ...
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Types of references to use when you are job hunting while still working

So I am currently applying for new companies while still actively working at my current one. I have been with my current company for 4 years or so. My question is if I am asked for references, is it ...
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What can I do about a malicious previous employer giving bad references?

I worked for a small business for several years. Over time it became quite obvious that my manager (who was also the business owner) was unprofessional in his conduct towards employees, specifically ...