Staffing Insurance: Top 2 Reasons to Check Your References
Job references are an understated part of the job hunt, but one that deserves attention. If an interviewer checks out your references, the recommendation of your current or past coworkers and supervisors can have a huge impact on your application. This post is provided by World Wide Staffing Insurance Solutions.
Some employees will never call your references. Others will call just to confirm you worked there. A few will ask for in-depth details about your productivity. You want to be prepared for every situation. Here are some tips culled from the Wall Street Journal on how to ensure you list quality references on your application.
Choose your references wisely. Make sure you pick references who you know will be advocates for you. Pick a past job experience that is applicable to the new job. Your future boss won’t care if you receive a glowing recommendation from the restaurant you worked at in your twenties if you’re now applying to work at a medical office. Ideally, it should be the person who had the most interaction with you- the CEO may look great listed as a reference, but if they struggle to remember your name, it probably isn’t a good idea.
Always check first. Your references should know if their name and contact info is going to be listed as a reference. Always ask their permission first, and check to see which form of communication they would like listed. The more clearly you communicate with your references, the better recommendation they will be able to give you. Tell them what position you’re applying for. That way, if they do check references, they will be prepared and not caught off-guard.
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