Everyone knows that securing a quality reference can mean the difference between getting your dream job and being passed over for another candidate. Over one in two employers cite poor references as a reason to withdraw their offer of employment. Don’t let your opportunities go to waste just because of a poor reference. There are different ways on how you can secure genuine references and how to be sure that your boss will give you a great reference.
Why Acquire References?
References are an important tool for employers in proving that you are a trustworthy and hard-working employee. In fact, most PA recruitment agencies will recommend that you have character references available on your CV, but did you know that it could be more valuable not to give more detail than is required? Instead of a list of names and contact details, it can be more useful to simply state ‘References are available on request’ on your CV.