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What were you taught about employment references, and when?

 
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06/08/2012 03:20 PM
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What were you taught about employment references, and when?
Seems to be a neglected subject in job-hunting books.
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06/08/2012 03:25 PM
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Re: What were you taught about employment references, and when?
Good luck getting anything beyond "yes, they worked here" or no, they didn't work here" and "they are (or aren't) subject to rehire".

That's it. If you get any more info then that, you should be shocked.
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06/08/2012 03:46 PM
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Re: What were you taught about employment references, and when?
Good luck getting anything beyond "yes, they worked here" or no, they didn't work here" and "they are (or aren't) subject to rehire".

That's it. If you get any more info then that, you should be shocked.
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That's "verification of employment" - not the same thing. What I want to know about are the people who you have asked to be a reference for you when you apply to jobs. When and what were you taught about that? - the why and wherefore
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06/08/2012 03:50 PM
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Re: What were you taught about employment references, and when?
You want good references?

- Don't talk about what you dont know
- Try to be better everyday
- Don't put up with shit even with your bosses, but always be polite
- Draw your path, a company is just a platform to go higher, don't get attached and dont be affraid of unemployement, you know what you worth
- While employed be loyal, productive and a teamplayer

These guidelines served me well.
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06/08/2012 03:51 PM
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Re: What were you taught about employment references, and when?
Lie about them.
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06/08/2012 03:59 PM
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Re: What were you taught about employment references, and when?
I would also like to know how often you keep in touch with your references, and also the longest length of time you have used someone as a reference. Thanks
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06/08/2012 04:01 PM
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Re: What were you taught about employment references, and when?
Do people actually list (or check references) anymore? Maybe for a specialized job.

I haven't needed "references" since the 80's....seriously.
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06/08/2012 04:03 PM
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Re: What were you taught about employment references, and when?
find a business that failed and use that as a reference but you just so happen to have the old ownder's cell number still. aka you have a trac phone labeled as that person, answer the phone, pretend that you're busy and then say "ya i remember him, good worker, cant remember too mucha bout him though sorry".

BOOM new career
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06/08/2012 04:05 PM
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Re: What were you taught about employment references, and when?
Do people actually list (or check references) anymore? Maybe for a specialized job.

I haven't needed "references" since the 80's....seriously.
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Have you only held one job since the '80s?
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06/08/2012 04:11 PM
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Re: What were you taught about employment references, and when?
When I worked for temp agencies, they were adamant that you have references if you wanted them to get you positions.
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06/08/2012 04:13 PM
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Re: What were you taught about employment references, and when?
find a business that failed and use that as a reference but you just so happen to have the old ownder's cell number still. aka you have a trac phone labeled as that person, answer the phone, pretend that you're busy and then say "ya i remember him, good worker, cant remember too mucha bout him though sorry".

BOOM new career
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That will not impress anyone who calls. In fact, it is almost certainly going to result in your application being sent to the circular file.
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06/08/2012 04:18 PM
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Re: What were you taught about employment references, and when?
Lie about them.
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06/08/2012 05:00 PM
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Re: What were you taught about employment references, and when?
Wow - the silence on this subject is deafening...
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06/08/2012 06:15 PM
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Re: What were you taught about employment references, and when?
Does anyone reading this actually have a job?
Or ever had to fill out an employment application?

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