The selection of references is an important part of the job search process. Take the time to find the right references to present to potential employers. Your references are a vote of confidence in you, your work and potential!
4 Tips to Securing a Great Reference:
- Form a Connection – Take the time to develop a relationship with individuals who may become a reference. Stay in contact with them, keep them updated on your professional career and goals.
- Ask for Permission – Ask your connection for permission to use them as a reference and discuss some major accomplishments in your career. Having this discussion helps your reference understand your interests, strengths, and goals.
- Share your Resume – provide your reference with a copy of your resume so they can review it themselves and have it fresh in mind.
- Give some Reminding – When you have provided your reference’s name and contact information to a potential employer, get in touch with your reference and let them know they should be expecting a call or email.
Do you need help with your job search? Visit Metro College Job Search Support Service and get help at the Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, Job Search Workshop and Interview Workshop.