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Old 06-26-2012, 03:11 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I completely agree with you! It's not a reasonable request, and it does seem to breach good sense. Stand your ground on that one~
Exactly, If that was the case they would be listed on my resume every time I made a submission-lol


Even when resume had a reference section years ago it only said...."Available Upon Request"
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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Well I just applied to a great job on the website of University of Pennsylvania and there was no questions about a list of references. Which confirms the Comcast organization is a JOKE
I'm sorry man, but you must not have applied to many jobs online recently. The overwhelming majority of them ask for references. Be they professional or personal.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:16 PM
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I'm sorry man, but you must not have applied to many jobs online recently. The overwhelming majority of them ask for references. Be they professional or personal.


I normally don't complete online applications but since the position seemed like something that was a fit for my background I decided to do it and when I saw the reference question I cancelled
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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Well you're going to be doing a LOT of cancelling.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:22 PM
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Well you're going to be doing a LOT of cancelling.

I already said I don't complete online applications and most of applying is from direct email. I will apply to jobs on University of Pennsylvania because it doesn't take long and they don't ask you for your references
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I'm sorry man, but you must not have applied to many jobs online recently. The overwhelming majority of them ask for references. Be they professional or personal.
I really think it relates to the types of jobs being applied for. I have not encountered the request personally in finance, but I suppose it could exist for certain fields of work. Still-seems odd.
I was asked to pay for a credit report once for an online app. THAT never happened.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:26 PM
 
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How many jobs do you think they have opening? Colleges are notorious for slashing jobs in the middle. They need professors, and they need janitors, but all the administration jobs in the middle? Most of it is automated.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:26 PM
 
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And unless I'm called in for a interview they don't need it. I'm not going to have my references information on multiple online applications and I'm not being called to come in for a interview.
I agree with you, your references should be sacred, these are people who you don't to be contacted unless a job offer is coming after an interview.

How do you know a company like Comcast won't do a sales pitch to them?
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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I really think it relates to the types of jobs being applied for. I have not encountered the request personally in finance, but I suppose it could exist for certain fields of work. Still-seems odd.
I was asked to pay for a credit report once for an online app. THAT never happened.
Very few online apps require references. And if they do, they are of the professional kind. I can understand that. That's like saying you don't want to list where you've worked or something.

But most online apps provide a place for you to list references. You don't have to. Not sure if leaving it blank looks poorly, but then again HR departments look for any reason to not hire people.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I agree with you, your references should be sacred, these are people who you don't to be contacted unless a job offer is coming after an interview.

How do you know a company like Comcast won't do a sales pitch to them?
Right?! It should be a no-brainer that any company asking an anonymous person to list the names and numbers of others is questionable. I am fine being a reference to anyone who asks, but I am NOT fine with my number or email being put out to random people and who knows where else.
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