Employers want to know that you’re going to be a hard worker and a great employee. That’s why references are there to vouch for you and put in a good word. It can be tricky to know who to use as a reference, especially if you’re looking for your first job. This cheat sheet breaks down who you should (and shouldn’t) use. Here’s a bit of last minute advice. Before listing someone as a reference, make sure you trust them to speak about you positively and give them a heads up so they’re expecting the call.
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Who to use as a reference
by: Ashley Robinson
About Ashley Robinson
Ashley is a job search coach for Snagajob! When she's not helping Snagajob members, she can be found with her head in a fashion magazine, working on her photography, and playing with her dog, Sandy.