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How Job Search References Can Derail Your Career (Part 1)

Grapevine’s speak, don’t they? Reference checks can confirm or deny the value of a job seeker to a potential employer. They can be the difference-maker in employment. When it comes to references, do sweat the small stuff. For a real-life illustration of a reference’s importance, consider Alex’s example: Alex Partain thought his resume and interviews went well […]

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How Job Search References Can Derail Your Career (Part 2)

    Fact #1: Unprepared references can unknowingly discredit your work on projects His first and key reference talked glowingly about his work but then undercut him by challenging his work on a key project. My own CIO at my company actually disputed two facts on my resume! When one of the reference checkers called, […]

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