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Don’t Drop the Ball With Your References (It Happens All the Time)

4 March, 2019 Posted by John G. Self
From Chicago Take Aways Select a sufficient number of references to avoid wearing them out Be sure they can speak knowledgeably of your accomplishments  Ask your references for their insight on your weaknesses, strengths, etc. Use that information to craft your answers Alert your references before they are called. Brief them on the job Sometimes […] Read more»

Managing Your References: Achilles Heel for Many Candidates

21 August, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
Editor’s Note:  John is taking some time away from the blog and hosting the podcast in August.  While he works on other projects, we have selected some of his more popular posts from our searchable archive of more than 1,000 blogs (  Some executives argue that mismanaging the reference component of the search is a […] Read more»