Job References 101

Reference checks gone wrong

If you haven’t heard, we are hiring again. In fact we are pretty much are always hiring because it’s so hard to find the right mix of technical skills and customer service. As a potential employer, I’m always reading stories about what applicants should do and I’m apparently a top search results for “awesome cover letter”–go figure!

One thing we do that not enough other employers do is check references. We check at least three. If you can’t provide three we don’t hire, plain and simple. No excuses if you can’t reach them. It’s a sign of professionalism to make sure your references know you are using them. Frequently we find that a reference didn’t even know they were listed which is always a bad sign.

This recent article in the Wall Street Journal has some great tips and following these tips will really help applicants stand out from the crowd.

Good luck!

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