Get References Before You Need Them
Strong references can be the difference between getting a “thanks for your interest” email and getting a job offer. That’s why it’s essential to have your references in place before you begin looking for a new job.
I’ll never forget a call I had with one of a candidate’s references when I was working as a recruiter. The candidate looked great on paper. She presented herself well during an in-person interview. I was eager to talk to her references.