When you’re on the shortlist of candidates for a new job, your qualifications are usually very similar to those of the other applicants. Oftentimes, the key differentiator that decides who gets the job is which candidate is the best cultural and personality fit. The only way a hiring manager can find this out is by asking someone who has worked with you before.
References are a crucial aspect of your job search process. Though most companies don’t provide references for legal reasons, you can ask your connections for personal references.
Keep the following do’s and don’ts in mind.
Having good references can mean the difference between being shortlisted for a job and actually getting it. With these do’s and don’ts in mind, you can be prepared whenever a potential opportunity presents itself.
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