It's Fact, A Potential Employer Will Call Your Former Boss / Supervisor to Find out about You!
Do you Know What Your Former Boss Will Say about You? 5 Strategies for 2015 Job Hunting
DETROIT (November 19, 2014)- References matter. The most important reference is that of your former boss. In fact, they may give a winning push to landing that job or they may sabotage the position for you.
AllisonTaylor outlines a five-step strategy to ensure the best possible outcome during the job hunting progress.
- Make a list of your former bosses – Have you stayed in touch? Was there bad blood? Before you go on that interview offer an olive branch.
- Make a secondary list – A mentor, coach, former boss, or manager is a great place to start. Job hunters should have a few references available at a moment's notice, take the time when you craft your resume to craft this document too.
- Contacting references in advance and inquiring about their willingness to actually be a reference is an important step.
- Verify that you have all information for your references listed correctly; the correct spelling of their name, current title, and up-to-date contact information.
- Remember reference letters obtained really don't matter, unless the company goes out of business and none of your people are to be found. Everyone knows it's very easy to make up letterhead and a reference.
Etiquette may be forgotten by some today and noting what is appropriate is a smart decision.
Allison & Taylor notes that approximately half of all reference checks they conduct reveal negative input from the references. Don't neglect your references; an appropriate holiday greeting is always a good idea to help cultivate and maintain professional relationships.
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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 http://www.allisontaylor.com/.
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