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5 Tips to Get Great References

Jeff Hindenach | MonsterCollege

May 04, 2010


Many people think of their list of references as an after-thought, something employers only look at after you dazzle them with your killer resume and stunning interview skills. But references can actually help you get your foot in the door, if they carry enough weight.

Big names and impressive titles can grab the attention of potential employers. Most industries are incestuous – everyone knows someone who knows someone. So with the right names in the right positions, your references can be the key to landing an interview at your dream job. Here are a few tips to find and cultivate some impressive references.


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    Frank_Ball

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    sampea

    almost 7 years ago

    4 comments

    thanks!!!

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    ryker_sf

    almost 7 years ago

    2 comments

    Some good advice

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    Unaccredited Cate

    almost 7 years ago

    great advice