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, […]

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 […]