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The right cover letter, the right resume, the right interview, the right thank you letter…don’t stop there! Choose the right references to make sure you are the strongest candidate for the job as possible. In her blog “How to Choose the Right References,” Rebecca Knight gives sound advice on how to choose the right references and provides a helpful Do and Don’t list.

 Included among the tips are:

  • What the Experts Say
  • Be Prepared
  • Understand Your Options
  • Get Specific
  • Offer Context
  • Be Resourceful
  • Find Common Ground, and
  • Explain Negativity

Knight also provides two Case Studies about choosing the right references. Read the entire blog here.

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