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Don’t leave your career in the hands of a well-intentioned (but unqualified) friend

Realizing that your career may rest in a reference’s hands, you consider using a friend (or relative) – posing as a potential employer – to see what a reference will say about you to a prospective employer.  While this tactic may be tempting, there are a number of reasons why this is a bad idea:

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