Category Archives: references

LinkedIn Skill Endorsements

Those who use LinkedIn may have noticed on profiles, one can now endorse someone’s skills.  By clicking on a skill box, you can virtually attest to the person’s abilities.  Did you think your contact did a great job implementing a … Continue reading

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References

“Who should I list as a reference?” is a question I receive from time to time.  I always tell the individual to choose people who can share details (projects, work ethic, examples, etc.) about their work and who have a … Continue reading

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Mr. Smith Recommended I Contact You…

I was recently asked about how to use another person’s name (referral) in one’s networking efforts.  While having referrals are like gold when networking, it is important to remember some tips: Ask Permission: When using a person’s name as a referral, … Continue reading

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Outdated Advice

Still need to print your resume on resume paper?  Are Objective statements necessary? Read 10 Outdated Pieces of Job Search Advice from US News. Be careful when following the advice – the author(s) put some parameters on some of the information. … Continue reading

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Dealing with a Negative Reference

Great post from Fortune Magazine about handling potentially negative reference checks. Most employers have policies about what managers can say/not say in a reference check – many restrict supervisors to only the dates of employment and job titles.  However, in … Continue reading

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Employer Guidelines for Vetting Candidates Through Social Media Sites

Entrepreneur.com’s blog had a great piece on some “Do’s and Don’ts” of using social media sites when screening new hires. Do’s and Don’ts of Using Social Media to Screen New Hires Although you may be on the other side of … Continue reading

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I’d Like to Add You to My Professional Network

I am a huge fan of LinkedIn and I run an alumni group with over 19,000 members.  The site allows me to find information, develop business relationships, and expand my ability to contribute at my job.  LinkedIn has helped job … Continue reading

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