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Choosing Your References Wisely

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Dear Louise,
What is more important when supplying references; a reference with an impressive title or high-level connection in the industry, or a friend or co-worker who knows me better?

- Rebecca Langly

Answer:
Hi Rebecca,

Choose the highest level references who will provide an enthusiastic endorsement and can effectively communicate your background and achievements. They must have no hesitation in making strong, positive statements about you – even if you have never worked for them.

Make sure that you prepare your references carefully by providing a summary of points they can address to reinforce your candidacy. Provide a copy of your resume and prepare a list of questions that may be asked with suggested responses about your qualifications.

Louise Garver, CMP, CPRW, JCTC, CEIP, MCDP, has assisted senior executives and management clients worldwide in all aspects of job search, interviewing and negotiations, development of resume and marketing letters, career transition and career management since 1985. President of Career Directions, LLC, she is an award-winning, published and certified career coach, professional resume writer, outplacement consultant and former corporate recruiter. For help in winning the career your deserve, visit http://www.resumeimpact.com.

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Louise Garver, CMP, CPRW, JCTC, CEIP, MCDP, has assisted senior executives and management clients worldwide in all aspects of job search, interviewing and negotiations, development of resume and marketing letters, career transition and career management since 1985. President of Career Directions, LLC, she is an award-winning, published and certified career coach, professional resume writer, outplacement consultant and former corporate recruiter. For help in winning the career your deserve, visit http://www.resumeimpact.com.

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