A number of industry sources have documented that a person will change careers approximately seven times during their working years. While it is a virtual “given” that you will be writing (and rewriting) your resume over the course of your career, the crucial role played by your references is
It makes good business sense – and is respectful professional etiquette – to stay in touch with your former bosses, says Allison & Taylor, the nation’s oldest professional reference checking firm.
As your career advances, your efforts to stay connected with past employers could pay dividends
Most job seekers are under the impression that former employers are only allowed to confirm an employee’s job title and previous employment dates. They certainly cannot offer a negative commentary about you… it would be a violation of corporate policy and (perhaps) be illegal as well. Right?
Looking ahead, there are both challenges – and opportunities – based on powerful trends that will help define the workplace environment for the coming years, say the employment experts at Allison & Taylor, Inc.
1. The highly desired “Work-Life Balance” has a darker side.
In recent years,
Perhaps you’ve experienced this scenario: your recent job interviews have been very promising, and your prospective new employer has indicated you either have the job, or will have it pending their reference checks of your former employers. However,