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Don’t ruin your job prospects at the last minute by failing to consider your referees.

In Episode 26 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century Catherine offers the following 10 tips to help keep your referees on track during this final and important stage of the job search.

Tip 1: Choose carefully
Tip 2: Seek explicit agreement from your referees
Tip 3: Master the process
Tip 4: Don’t include referee details on your résumé
Tip 5: Manage exceptions
Tip 6: Present details well
Tip 7: Contact your referees immediately
Tip 8: Corral your referees
Tip 9: Avoid written testimonials
Tip 10: Tackle awkward ‘referees’

If you’d like to explore this topic in greater detail, here are some links:

Blog -10 Ways to Avoid a Referee Disaster Zone
Video – Managing Referees to Help you win the Job

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