July 19, 2018

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Reference Improvement Guide

How do you feel when you list your references on a job application? Do you sweat it out, or are you confident that they will sing your praises? You may think it is out of your control. Not true. You can improve your references. Here is how to do it, step by step.

Identify Your Reference Network

Reference Press Kit

Share Your Goal With Your Reference Network

Keep Your Reference Network Posted

Let Them Know Where You Land

Keep Your Reference Network Fresh

Serve as an Honest Reference

To be sure your reference is presenting you in the best light, have a trusted friend or a professional contact your reference and ask about you. It is better to know prior to the big opportunity whether or not your reference moves you closer to your dream job. The better you know your references, the more reliable they will be.

- Tamara Dowling, CPRW

Copyright 2000-09 Tamara Dowling

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