Old-Fashioned Etiquette Modernized for Job Seekers

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Your Job References Are a Treasured Asset – Treat Them With Kid Gloves

DETROIT (June 21, 2022) – While the importance of one’s job references is as critical as ever, too many job seekers lose sight of the importance of cultivating, and retaining, positive references.

It makes good business sense – and is simply respectful professional etiquette – to stay in touch with your former bosses, as your efforts to stay connected with past employers will pay dividends many times over when they provide you with favorable professional references.

5 Guidelines to best ensure that your references will remain strong advocates on your behalf:

  1. Text or email your former bosses and ask if they are willing to provide favorable job references on your behalf. As an additional courtesy, offer them an update on your career.
  2. Let your references know every time you give out their contact information and thank them for their efforts.
  3. Note that spending time communicating with your references takes valuable time from their workdays. If you plan to use them over the years, you need to give something back. For instance, each time your reference supports you with a new prospective employer, send them a personal thank-you letter or (at a minimum) an email. Better still, send a thank-you note with a gift card for Starbucks, or offer to take your former boss to lunch/dinner.
  4. Keep your positive references informed of your career and educational progress. They will be more inclined to see you in a stronger light as you progress.
  5. If you win the new position, text, call or email your former boss and thank them again for their support. Also, let them know your new contact information.

In summary, never leave your professional references to chance. If you are uncertain whether your professional references and past employers will relay positive comments about you to prospective employers, consider having them checked out.

A professional reference-checking firm, like AllisonTaylor.com can either put your mind at ease, or supply you with the critical information and evidence that may be blocking your job search efforts.

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About Allison & Taylor, The Reference Checking Company

Critical when seeking a job or promotion. Consider checking and validating your former employment references. Don’t lose a promotion or job opportunity due to mediocre or bad job references.

JobReferences.com, powered by Allison & Taylor, The Reference Checking Company will call your former employer to obtain your references, document the results and provide a report to you.

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Our firm is highly acclaimed with employers, employees and the media alike. Compliments and mentions from influential publications and writers at The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, Workplace Bullying Institute, ABC Newswire, Forbes, USA Today, Hcareers, Fortune and MyFox News provide insight into our services. Allison & Taylor, The Reference Checking Company is headquartered in Michigan.

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About AllisonTaylor

AllisonTaylor and its principals have been in the business of checking references for corporations and individuals since 1984. AllisonTaylor  is headquartered in Rochester, Mich. For further details on services and procedures please visit https://www.allisontaylor.com/.

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