Okay great, let’s imagine you’ve been for an interview for that star job, the one you’ve always wished for. You’re down to the last few and your prospective employer requests your references (if you haven’t provided them already).
Are you sweating at that point? Did you leave your last but one job because you couldn’t get along with your manger? What will they say in your reference?
How do you stay calm?
Job applicants tend to overlook the importance of prepping references. This step is so relevant that it can actually make a difference between getting a job or not. Even if not every employer will ask for references, when they do they will probably take reference check as a priority in hiring decisions. Job seekers must make sure their references are ready to respond favorably for them, whenever a potential employer calls for a reference check.
Here’s a few basic steps on prepping your references:
or not you got the job. Let them know how the interviews went et. Keeping your references updated and engaged in your job search will ensure they remain happy to provide references again.