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Old 07-12-2010, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Kenmore, WA
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There was a time when references were only requested after you got onto the short list. The last time I looked for work -- I think it was '07, the application couldn't be filed without them.

Don't worry about having few work references if you have a short working history. Be aware that you can also use personal references, particularly if you worked with the person on a project (school, church, club, etc).

Good luck!
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:18 PM
 
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Should I bring a copy of my references to my next interview? Employers generally assume you can provide references if asked so be prepared to produce them at the interview. But don't provide them until you're actually asked for them. Some employers may not ask for them. I've gotten offers where they never checked my references. Recruiters usually want to check your references before they submit you so if you want to work with them, be ready to provide the references to them.

Should I find a reference from another place? Perhaps that knows me personally? Don't aim for diversity. It's more important to find people who can give you a good reference, even if they're all from the same company.

Do you think that it's wise to put management on? I'm just thinking that even thought I get along great with my assistant manager, if I were ever to get into trouble at any level, she could turn into a terrible reference. Ask people who you can be sure will give you a good reference. And if you can, make sure at least one is someone you reported to.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:01 AM
 
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i need help this is my first time and i need someone to help me with it
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:04 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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i need help this is my first time and i need someone to help me with it
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