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10 Questions to Ask Yourself
When Selecting Professional References

You've applied for a new job, and have successfully completed an interview or two with the company. Now the hiring manager is asking you for a list of references. What do you do?  After spending over a decade as an executive recruiter, career transition consultant and coach, I find most candidates are unprepared when it comes to references and end up hastily providing the first three former managers or co-workers they can think of. This is a dangerous practice if you want to secure the job you're being considered for. Although companies typically use references to simply confirm a hiring decision they've already made, a poorly selected reference may end your chances at that dream job. SELECTING YOUR REFERENCES Just as you customize...

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