Do I Have to Tell My References Every Time I Apply to a Job?

References are an important part of the job application process. In fact, a great conversation between the hiring manager and one of your references can make all the difference when it comes to landing a job or not. You’ve spent time carefully listing your references… your former supervisor, your mentor, a colleague from your last job. Now, […]

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 […]

How to Land a Job in a Competitive Market

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Landing a job is hard enough in and of itself. It’s even more difficult when you’re searching in a competitive market. So, what can you do to rise above the competition and secure the interviews — and hopefully, the jobs — that you really want? Here are five tips: Make your resume stand out. 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 […]