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New Trend Emerges for Submitting Your Job Reference List to Potential Employers

New Format and Content for “Reference List” is Game Changer for Job Seekers

DETROIT (May 15, 2012) - The traditional methods used for job-hunting are changing and the principals at Allison & Taylor have recently identified a new trend - namely, in the format, content and presentation of the reference list offered to prospective new employers.

See new formatting example for management references.

See new formatting example for teacher references.

See new formatting example for a hair stylist references.

Whereas the standard approach was to offer a simple list of references and their contact information, savvy job seekers are now modernizing their reference lists to make a powerful statement of their qualifications for the new position.

An effective reference list will identify those attributes the references can attest to, an approach that offers several benefits to the job seeker.

It allows them to further showcase their abilities and achievements with former employers, and to tie those qualifications in with the key job elements sought by prospective new employers. When offered to a potential employer - e.g., at the close of an interview - a well-crafted reference document will make a powerful and proactive statement on the job seeker's behalf.

See samples of management formatting, teacher formatting and hair stylist formatting.

Your references will surely be critical in your efforts to gain new employment. Allison & Taylor offers consulting to assist you with creating the most dynamic list of references possible.

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About Allison & Taylor: Allison &Taylor and its principals have been in the business of checking references for corporations and individuals since 1984. Allison & Taylor is headquartered in Rochester, Mich. For further details on services and procedures please visit

Media Contact:
Jeff Shane
800- 890-5645 toll-free USA/Canada
Allison & Taylor, Inc.

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