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What To Do When You Can’t Get A Reference

For younger workers, there is often a lack of references.  Maybe you only had one job or internship.  Maybe you haven’t had a related job – you have extensive babysitting experience but this is an office job.  Sometimes this lack of references is compounded by the fact that you can’t use one of your jobs because you didn’t get along with your boss or the job ended badly.

Every jobseeker needs references, so start thinking of them now.  Try to have a minimum of 3 and shoot for 5-6 in case the 3 are unavailable when the prospective employer tries to reach them.  Here is what to do for all the sticky situations listed above:

Read my advice in my June 23 post at  Vault.com.

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