Should My References Be Included on My Resume?

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Everyone has heard of job references. They’re people you list on an application for the employer to call and get their thoughts on your credibility, expertise, and character. But should references be included on your resume? Some people say no, and some say yes. So what should you do? Here are some tips on whether […]

Can I Use My Best Friend as a Professional Reference?

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Asking for a reference can feel awkward, so it’s easy to turn to a friend. But, is asking a friend your best option? Let’s analyze to see if this is acceptable or not. What the Experts Say Generally speaking, you shouldn’t use a friend as a professional reference if you’ve never worked together. Although they […]