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5 Tips to Get Great References

Jeff Hindenach | MonsterCollege

May 04, 2010

Cover Your Bases

In most career paths, there are a multitude of facets to each job. Make sure each of your references can speak to the different parts of your job description. If all of your references speak to one skill set, the employer might think you are a one-trick pony. Your references should be able to cover and corroborate all the skills that you plan on covering in your resume and interview.

Tips: Pick three references that have three completely different backgrounds. Make sure that each can speak to a different one of your skill-sets. Cover a range of companies and manager levels. The more eclectic and diverse your references are, the more you are presented as a well-rounded employee.

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