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Old 06-16-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Dumb question, but they asked for three references.

Should I do more that 3? Or just list 3?
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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I'd just give the three, but maybe have a fourth one ready in case they ask.
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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The key with references is:

1) Only give as many as they ask
2) Make sure they are professional references. Bosses, co workers, etc etc. If you don't have these references, then do friends or teachers.
3) Make sure you KNOW the people who you list as references. I was listing my manager from Burger King that I was sure was cool with me. Turns out she was bitter I decided to leave and telling people I sucked. I have also heard of best friends who give the managers horrible references.

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:25 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Also ask the permission of each person who use as a reference
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Also do NOT supply references until you have an interview. Never send references with your initial resume response to a position.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Thanks for the tips.

I have had an hour long phone interview, and have a face to face interview on Friday.

They asked me to bring in my resume, 3 references, and to fill out some other paperwork to bring.

They are opening up a new office here and have flown in from Wed-Fri to conduct interviews... Hopefully it will go well.

Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:35 PM
 
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Also do NOT supply references until you have an interview. Never send references with your initial resume response to a position.
Funny you should mention that. A recent CL ad demanded resume, availability and references with a candidate's initial response. Ridiculous.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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That's good, and good luck with the F2F

I wonder why 3 seems to be the "magic number" for references? I've never been asked for 2 or 4 , always 3 LOL
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Funny you should mention that. A recent CL ad demanded resume, availability and references with a candidate's initial response. Ridiculous.
well CL tends to be full of the lowest denominator employer ads anyway. Especially in the no fee locations.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:47 PM
 
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well CL tends to be full of the lowest denominator employer ads anyway. Especially in the no fee locations.
So true, I've just about had it with CL in that respect. Interviewed at that employer last year and the sales manager kept going on and on about himself and his goals to open his own store, not about me in the position he was interviewing me for. At the end we talked about money, and he offered my 5+ yrs experience in the industry only $12/hr, without a guaranteed schedule. Umm, no thanks.
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