3 Tips to Choose and Prepare Great Job References
While most job search depends on you and you alone (your resume and cover letter, your job interview skills, etc.) are some of the parts that require the help of others. And not only the help of others, but their active participation and overall excellence.
Job reference is a major aspect of job search that we should farm. We can not have our own job references, therefore, we need to choose those people who are the best possible stand-in for us. The people who we can trust to support, stand with us, and prepare us to become the best possible candidate for the job. No pressure, is not it?
Here are three job search tips to choose and prepare great job contexts:
Choose great job reference:
To choose the best context, start by evaluating your options on the basis of three CS-Current, Communication, and Attractive.
- Current: Choose the references that are currently part of your life, whether you work for them now or still stay in touch with you regularly, even if you do not work together.
- Interactive: They should be interactive – should be prepared to request requests for immediate and positive requests to contact their potential employers.
- Attractive: What they say about you should be attractive – more than just your usual, ‘It was amazing to work with Sally.’ Your reference should include your application and let the employer learn new details about you that join your candidature.
To prepare your references, give them a lot of information:
- Post them where you are in the recruitment process and when they should expect to hear from an employer.
- Make sure they have a copy of the resume that you have used to apply for a job, as well as a copy of the job description.
- Write a letter that highlights special skills or experiences that you especially want to talk to, so that they know what to emphasize.
- And of course, thank you very much because they are playing a big role in your job search.
Choose the right people
If you are going to hand over an important part of finding a job to another person, at least you can be sure that they are the right person for reference work. Choose the right people and prepare them well, and you are sure to wow the employer with your excellent job references.
Readers, what are you suggesting to prepare great job references?