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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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Missing information in a job application [closed]

Note: I have done the research on this site and elsewhere, but this question regards German-specific details and conventions which are not part of other questions which are by and large US-centric. ...
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I was surprised a hiring manager asked for my references after a verbal offer [duplicate]

I've never been asked for my references prior to getting an official offer, so I just wanted some feedback. Is it possible that this is a red flag that I should avoid working there?
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What does security screening involve? Will I lose my offer/ job? [duplicate]

Received a job offer for a graduate position and it was stated on the offer letter that the offer will be conditional upon a satisfactory "security screening". It also mentioned that any false ...
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How is somebody without work references supposed to get a job? [closed]

I am a double major in finance and statistics from UT austin and nobody is even interested in interviewing me for an entry level position in accounting/analysis because I have no work references. My ...
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Need references from 2 different managers but only have 1

I received an offer letter from a startup company contingent of passing a reference check. The company's HR requests 3 references, each being from a different company. 2 of those references need to be ...
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Reference request right before offer stage

I got interviewed by a company which develops network products. They were looking for a embedded software engineer for their expanding team. I passed phone screening, and I got called for on-site ...
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Does a competency process appear on an HR reference?

I have been looking for jobs for a while because I am struggling with aspects of my current one and have given up trying to resolve them with my line manager. I have been informed that my current ...
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Conditional job offer but references not checked yet

I hope to get some insight for my dilemma. So I was interviewed with a national level firm in Canada. The whole interview process was smooth and fast. HR lady always informed me the time line and ...
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I lied on my job application about dates worked, how should I go about fixing it? [duplicate]

I made the mistake of extending my job history by five months to hide the fact I was fired without cause on my application and resume. It's for a government job and I have received an in person ...
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When seeking a reference, is it better to ask a workmate you work closely with, or the most senior person in your team?

I'm about to finish an internship and am starting a search for a new job. I am on a small team, and I am trying to choose from among two people to ask for a reference: my workmate, or the team lead. ...
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Is it inappropriate to ask a previous employer what they'd pay if I returned to them?

I left a previous employer to pursue a contract that was more in line with my passions. When I left, they told me I could come back at any time. Now, the contract has run out and I'm looking for a ...
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Including referrals phone number to my cv? [duplicate]

I have sent out my resume to different companies, and on the reference part I did not include my reference's phone number to avoid fraudsters. Instead I put in place "available on request". Is this ...
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Is it reasonable to ask a potential employer for samples of their code and/or employee contact information, to determine if I want to work there?

I'm currently looking for a new job as a developer. There are two things that companies usually require that bother me a lot: long programming assignments and reference checks. There are plenty of ...
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How do newer-style companies handle job references? [closed]

Recently I've applied for a new position as a network systems administrator, and I've also already had a short phone interview with a recruiter from this company I applied to. At no point during this ...
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Company on resume but can not get reference from said company

Recently I recieved a verbal job offer and now the new employer is checking off references. There is one job on my resume I worked several years ago at a small company from which I can not get a ...
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Asking for reference for short contract job?

I got a two week contract for a reputable company. Unfortunately they didn't need us for as long as the thought so the reduced all the contractors to one week. One week is so short I probably wouldn't ...
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is it OK to upload your employer's reference letter to the internet and put it public?

I just left my job at one of the Big 4 and I like the reference letter that they wrote about me when leaving. I maintain an online portfolio / CV / blog. Is it acceptable to put such reference ...
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Reference says he no longer gives references [closed]

I hadn't talked to guy in a while so I touched base with him to make sure I could still use him as a reference. He said he has been coached to not give references because it opens him up for lawsuits ...
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Can I add a reference letter when I apply job?

I am currently studying at University and I done a summer internship and I got a great reference letter. I want to apply a graduate job and it is so related my past internship. So I have a question ...
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Hand in job reference from previous employer to current employer [closed]

Background I recently switched jobs and started working for another company (Let's call the previous company "company A" and the current company I work at "company B"). Both companies are located in ...
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Decline promotion because planning to change jobs?

Background: I'm a software engineer in my mid-20s working at a small (~20 people) software/hardware company in southern Germany. I have ~5 years of experience, all at this company. In brief, there ...
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How do you handle continual requirements for targeted reference letters from a small pool of people?

I'm trying leave my current field and get an English teaching position in Japan. One thing that seems to be very common with organizations that hire for this sort of thing is a requirement to provide ...
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Hostile work environment at previous job… Should i list as reference? [duplicate]

I worked at an entry level job for 14 months. I was treated like trash by the managers every single day because I didn't fit into their "culture", avoided and ignored by the main store manager (my ...
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references asked rather specific questions, like describe my weaknesses

I am applying for a new job (same one in my other questions) and the HR rep informed me that none of my references had replied yet and to see if I could get them to hurry up (it had been 4 days). I ...
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Is a written warning going to ruin my chance at a reference?

There was an incident where I was accused of being rude to a customer. This is the first incident I've ever had and I thought it'd been resolved but it's freaking me out. I know for a fact that I ...
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How to ensure reference given by manager was true to my professional skills- without confronting manager

Recently I had an interview with the state department. It seems it was a tailor made job profile for me, from view of my skills and having worked in similar position. Also I was very thorough in ...
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Have not kept in touch with former boss. Can I reach out to ask for reference?

I left my job one year ago to care for disabled loved one. Due to life changes, I may be headed back to the work place in another year or so. I have not spoken to my previous boss or other supervisor ...
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Concern for reference fatigue

My work references have been contacted for at least 3-4 different jobs in the past 2 years, two of which I was hired for, but I no longer work at either thanks to a 1.5 hour commute that drained me ...
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Confused about purpose of contact information in “employment history” section of application

Background: Recently laid off from current job; fortunately have plenty of great references from my current place, but am on the job hunt now. I've come across a couple applications that have a ...
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In the Netherlands, are reference letters commonly required?

I want to apply for the R&D position in large high-tech company in Netherlands. I currently work in academia and I have never worked in a private company. When applying for the job in the ...
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Asked about contacting previous employer, but manager is co-located with current employer

My current job is with Company A. Before that, I was with Company B, an on-site contractor for Company A. So after I'd worked there for a while as a B-employee, Company A hired me directly. Now I'm ...
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Recruiter wants to call me as a reference for a former colleague but didn't tell me who

I have been mailed by a recruiter who told me that a former colleague of mine gave him my contact details to serve as a reference. He asked to set up a phone call but never actually told me who the ...
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Keeping certain skills a secret to avoid pigeon-holing

I don't believe this thread is a duplicate, as my main question is whether I should ask a possible reference to not say anything (the CV query is only secondary) I am a graphic designer who also has ...
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How to refer my friend for a vacancy in my office? [duplicate]

My company at present is looking new IT recruiters. My close friend's girlfriend has just completed her Graduation and looking for a job. I really want to help her out and for that, I need to forward ...
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Should I resign before applying to my next job so I have the reference? [duplicate]

I am about to begin applying for a new job. My only employment in the software industry is the several years I've spent with my current employer. I hear often on here that you should have the next job ...
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How to decline to provide references for a job offer?

I've been contacted by a recruiter with a job offer. Besides my CV they asked me for 2 references. I'm fairly junior in my field (web development), I started work 1 and a half years ago at the very ...
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Is it OK to list a previous subordinate\employee as a reference?

When filling out my reference list on a job application, would it be acceptable to list a previous subordinate as a professional reference (when applying to another company)? I managed this person ...
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Company wants references AFTER I signed job offer? [closed]

I received a formal offer from a company and signed the offer letter and background check information. They also asked for references and I'm afraid I might lose the offer as I have no references. Don'...
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“Owning” a large Tech-Group on Facebook - Part of my portfolio?

I'm running one of the largest "Computer - Software - Hardware" Groups on facebook in my country (~20k member), where people help people with their computer problems, talk about all computer related ...
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Applying for a job, application requests references. How can I go about notifying them?

I am applying to a job that keeps showing up in my sidebar here on stack exchange that seems like a good fit for me, but I am quite happy at my current position. I don't expect that the new company ...
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Supervisor and reference, should they be different

When a company asks for supervisor and reference should they be different? I'm filling out a job application and in the "Previous Employment" section, the application asked for my supervisors' phone ...
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My former direct manager gives me bad reviews. Can I use someone else as a reference? [duplicate]

My most recent employer has been giving me a bad reference to new potential employers. I was offered a position, with a start date, and received a withdraw call 2 days prior to the start date. They ...
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Unsure how to add previous job as reference

I worked in a web development company for 6/7 years reporting directly to the boss, it was a small company (10ish employees). I left a year and a half ago to go travelling and recently came back. I ...
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What's an alternative way of saying “references available upon request”?

If you're not supposed to put it in your resume, what's the alternative phrase to be used?
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How long to wait to express gratitude to ex manager after they are unexpectedly fired?

My now ex-manager was unexpectedly fired this week and he was not given an opportunity to address anyone or even send out a farewell email. I'd like to reach out via LinkedIn to express my gratitude ...
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Should I write a referral cover letter?

I recently applied for a job at a public organization(which functions like a government) externally, and today one of my references who is internal to the organization highly recommended me to the ...
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Providing references as a part of my resume — should I or shoudn't I?

I am trying to apply for a job at a local hospital. I am not required to provide references as a part of my job application, but I am tempted to -- and here is why: The hospital and the organization ...
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When do companies call on references? Why are references mandatory at the application stage? [closed]

I'm looking to apply for a position advertised on an employers website. They only accept online applications answering their specific questions. One of the forms is for references, of which one must ...
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Should I use a bad reference from an employer that was involved in illegal activities? [closed]

I have a few references. Usually getting job reference in my country is hard as hell. The problem is that I moved to another country and for job applications I decided to go with 3 what I consider ...
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Is it OK to ask a manager for a future reference, when the manager is leaving?

I have been with my current company for just under a year. In that time I've been able to form a good rapport with my current manager. He just announced he was leaving the company, with no word yet on ...