5 Things You Must Do When Providing References

On The Job

Once an employer gets around to checking your references, you may be feeling quite confident that a job offer is coming your way. According to an Accountemps survey , one in three candidates are removed from job consideration after checking with their references. The problem is often that references don't know that they're your references because you neglected to ask them. Here are some way to ensure your references help you: 1. Customize your references.

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The Secret behind Reference Checks

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection The Secret behind Reference Checks On July 31, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 Reference checking is not standard. Smaller companies typically have neither the manpower nor the funds to do thorough reference checks, which could cost hundreds of dollars.

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What References are Really Saying About You

On The Job

This latest story I did for Gannett/USAToday should open your eyes to the possibility that not all your references have your best interests at heart. If you've been frustrated that you haven't managed to nail a new job despite your qualifications and solid interviews, your references could be the root of the problem. a professional reference-checking company. References from former workplaces, especially supervisors, carry a lot of weight with a potential employer.

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4 References for Inexperienced Job Seekers

On The Job

It's the time of year when those looking for internships or their first professional gig are madly churning out resumes, answering online ads and trying to figure out who the heck can be a reference for them. Still, employers understand that Bill Gates or Jimmy Fallon probably won't provide a reference and that you're just starting out.

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Winning Strategies for Employment: Reference Preparation

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Winning Strategies for Employment: Reference Preparation On October 6, 2010, In Resume Writing by Debra Wheatman , By CareersDoneWrite.com 2 You’ve been through a series of grueling interviews and made it to the final cut. All that stands between you and the job you really want and need is a reference check.

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Unique Bioteams Reference Card


A unique reference card for printing on 2-sided A4 (Landscape) which folds into 6 sections - what a "bioteam" is, how to decide if a group needs bioteaming, the 5 bioteams zones with their beliefs/rules, 7 main bioteams techniques, 3 checklists, links to 2 free bioteams tools and links to key foundational material. Dwonload the Bioteams Reference Card.

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Bioteams Reference Card


By popular request the first item will be a unique members-only Bioteams Reference Card. If you would like to have one of these Bioteams reference cards please register your email here. As part of the bioteams practitioners network I plan to develop some content only available to registered members. To find out more about the Bioteams Practitioners Network click here. About Ken Thompson.

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Day 2: Mount Whitney Resources & References

The Marq

Climbing Mount Whitney It’s been a good second day. I started out with another 3.5 mile walk with the dogs and my daypack. I’d loaded the pack up to 11 lbs. yesterday with my camelback filled, a two-way radio and extra batteries along with my cell phone and some snacks. Mind you, I didn’t need the snacks, but I wanted to simulate what I’d carry. Today I added the dogs’ water. That added another 2.5 bringing the total bag weight to 13.5

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How to Organize Your Files With Cross Referencing

Ian's Messy Desk

That being said, cross referencing works for some people and certain fixed types of cross references are easy for anybody to use. Also, the development of tags as metadata for electronic data serves as a type of cross reference. To manage this, file the records in one category and place a cross-reference note in the other. One of the most common examples of a cross reference is the index of a book. There are Three Basic Ways to Cross References.

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Be Easy to Find: Use Your Name

Make or Break Moments

A number of references to your company, perhaps some LinkedIn answers, a blog comments or two? Did you also find a reference to a site that links directly to your name?

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Spring Cleaning

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Spring Cleaning Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Cleanup Knitter , Life of the Virtual Assistant After referring to self as “Cleanup Knitter&# in my last post, it felt as though I should work a little harder to earn that title.

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Small Business Bootstrapping Techniques | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Small Business Bootstrapping Techniques by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 01, 2007 I often refer to “ bootstrapping “, when I talk about small business, you may very well be asking “ What the hell is bootstrapping?&# One blog I follow written by the CEO of a startup refers to being scrappy. Interestingly, some programmers refer to “bootstrapping&# themselves to a new language. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer!

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Ethics – Small Business Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

1946) British politcian, referring to the difficulty of maintaining ethical standards despite severe competition, Management Today (November 1999) To view previous quotes, click here « Small Business World News Round-up – 2009/12/15 Top 5 Tips on Making Big Changes » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 at 7:00 am and is filed under SME-Blog. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

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Retrieve Your Files With Ease

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you feel that you should have some sort of control over these files on how you find them, for future reference? Home About Me Advertise Retrieve Your Files With Ease By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity D o you have quite a bit of filing to do?

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Recommendations Play Key Role in Job Search

On The Job

Human resource people tell me a good reference can make or break a job applicant, but many of those vying for jobs seem to give their references little or no consideration. With that in mind, here are some tips for getting the most out of your references: 1. Contact the reference. Make sure you have current addresses, phone numbers and e-mails for each person you give as a reference. If possible, meet with the reference in person.

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The Tower, The Village, The Path, and The Way


Latest blog post: A Different Take on Boxing Day braincutlery 5pts I can totally sympathise with this, particularly the reference to KOTOR (which Im currently replaying on my Mac). Productivityist.com by Mike Vardy Start Here Archives Store Contact The Tower, The Village, The Path, and The Way Posted on 12/21/2012 // 8 Comments One of the best books I read this year didn’t cost me a dime. This book is called The Tower, and it’s written by Chris Guillebeau.

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Power Skills for Administrative Assistants?

Office Dynamics

Soft skills are now being referred to as power skills. News Flash! In recent articles and blogs from reputable sources in the training and the administrative industries, soft skills are being touted as power skills.

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The Real Reasons People Are Quitting by Bonnie Low-Kramen

Bonnie Low-Krayman

After all, most employees need a good reference in order to get their next job. Instead, they turn in their neat resignation letters, retrieve a reference letter, pack their belongings, and never look back.

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Could You Trust That Virtual Assistant Firm?

Catch Friday

Nor being found on the top of google - business references rather say it all don't they? See their business references. call center REFERENCESOverseas Businesses are not always reliable I was looking for an overseas call center to carry out some work for. me, and during my surfing found a solutions Inc, who appeared very. promising, and I spoke to their CEO on Skype. Despite his somwhat laidback picture - he had a custom website.

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Leaving a job!

Laughing all the Way to Work

I want to leave on good terms and to be able to use the time I was in the position as a positive experience and a positive reference. When you leave a position it is also a good time to ask for a reference letter for your records. Tags: lay-off two weeks' notice reference fired downsizing laid off If you have to leave a job for whatever reason make sure you do it with professionalism. It is never good to burn bridges!

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Monty Python Officeland

Laughing all the Way to Work

With references like these how can I lose? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.©

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Which Virtual Assistant Firm Would You Use?

Catch Friday

Voiceville have a credible web site, but their references are fraudulent, and I remember the disappointment that AskSunday had with the team supplied of virtual assistants - in the beginning they supplied mature experienced people but later they swapped that maturity for a young inexperienced crew - what a pity, and what a shadow that gives to the Philippine people - I guess their management team were just plain greedy. Catchfriday REFERENCES relationship marketing

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Supporting Your Executive—Your Sole Purpose

Office Dynamics

Note: While this blog refers to being in a physical office space, you can apply the concepts to a “working from home” situation.

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Business Networking - Ecademy Testimonials

Catch Friday

REFERENCES ecademy EcademyA long time ago I was on the Ecademy Business Network, which I joined in April 2005 and was on till I was banned by best practice until I wrote the blog to end all blogs on Ecademy! Such laughter and I remember a lot of good people I met, some of whom I maintain contact with to this very day! Whatever I might think of Thomas Power, the creator of Ecademy, I know one thing - underneath it all - he's a fantastic guy!

Top 10 Best Financial Resources for Women

Bonnie Low-Krayman

Tell her you are referred by Bonnie Low-Kramen. By Bonnie Low-Kramen. The pandemic has hit everyone hard and when it comes to finances, and it has hit women especially hard as many had to leave the workforce either temporarily or permanently.

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3 Keys for a Great Recommendation

On The Job

This usually leads them to ask for references. You should always put as much time into preparing your references as you do any other part of your job search. Remind your references of where you showed such skills -- they'll appreciate not having to dig through their own memories.

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How to Put Rumors to Rest

Men With Pens

We never referred to it obliquely a few weeks back. Oh and by the way if “There is no ebook&# i supposed to be a reference to “There is no spoon,&# shouldn’t it be The Matrix instead of Star Wars?

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Bonnie’s Life Lessons from 2020

Bonnie Low-Krayman

They were referring to terrorism. By Bonnie Low-Kramen | December 29, 2020. The most important thing we can do before we die…is live.” Simon Sinek. We will all re member 2020 as the year that got put on “hold.”

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My Favorite Android Apps – Part 3: Cerebral

The Marq

TheMarq A Human Perspective on Business and Life My Favorite Android Apps – Part 3: Cerebral Technology Recommendations This week we cover what I refer to as “Cerebral&# applications as part of My Favorite Android Apps series. These are apps focused on expanding your mind and knowledge of the world and yourself. Cerebral Aldiko : I love reading books, but I can’t necessary carry one everywhere I go. I already use my Motorola CLIQ for reading emails and RSS feeds.

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Shining a Light on Black Assistants: It’s Not Black & White

Bonnie Low-Krayman

Most (not all) of our students choose to find other words to refer to their leaders, such as manager, executive, supervisor, and leader, to name a few options. A Black History Month Collaboration by Bonnie Low-Kramen and Aaisha Joseph | February 1, 2021.

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Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Exceptional Customer Service.

Service Untitled

Typically, it’s in reference to how the attitudes of company leaders determine the attitudes of that company’s staff members. Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience. Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Exceptional Customer Service Starts at the Top – Are You Setting a Positive Standard?

Why You Need a Work Journal

Eat Your Career

But if I had to boil it down, I would say that a work journal is all about R&R—not “rest and relaxation,” but “reference and reflection.”. Reference : A work journal acts as reference for the future. I’m a big fan of documentation, especially in the workplace.

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Context Descriptors

Brilliantly Better

When we refer to “what happens” we usually refer to the actual actions that are taking place, ignoring the context. Everything happens in a certain context.

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Shopping with the Indies

The Small Business Blog

If the title of this blog leaves you imagining a high street full of Harrison Fords then ladies of a certain age can calm down now and gentleman of the same age need not feel so threatened: when I refer to Indies I am actually referring to Independent Retailers!

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Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Customer Escalations and You

Service Untitled

Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Customer Escalations and You Douglas November 06, 2009 Behind the Scenes , Customer Service 1 Comment Many customer service managers (especially in small to mid-size businesses) spend quite a bit of time handling something I always refer to as “escalations&#. Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience.

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Missing the Forest for the Fire

The Marq

However, Im referring to a forest fire. TheMarq A Human Perspective on Business and Life Missing the Forest for the Fire I bet youre thinking I meant to title this entry "Missing the Forest for the Trees." One in particular. Last year I took a week-long camping trip with family and friends to Mammoth Lakes, specifically to Lake George. We went on many hikes when we were there.

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Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Call Abandonment Basics

Service Untitled

Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Call Abandonment Basics Douglas October 21, 2009 Behind the Scenes , Customer Service Experience 4 Comments Phone systems (also called IVRs or PBXes) usually measure something referred to as a call abandonment rate. Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience.

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The Long Term Shift to Contract Labor by Small Businesses

Small Business Labs

  Contract labor refers to nonemployee labor, such as freelancers, gig workers, etc. Data from the IRS shows that sole proprietor small businesses spent $69.2 billion on contract labor in 2018 (the most recent data available). 

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3 Project Management Practices to Improve Your Daily Work

Eat Your Career

The daily stand up meeting (sometimes referred to as a “huddle”) is a key element of Scrum project management methodology. It’s no secret that I’m passionate about project management. One of the reasons I love this field of study is because it’s just so darn useful.

3 Tiny Habits That Can Shift Your Home Business Into a Growth Mindset

Tips From T. Marie

Mindset in general refers to the learned attitudes you’ve adopted over time; so a growth mindset is the attitude that you can always change for the better whereas a fixed mindset means you believe that you’re stuck with your natural skills without any room for improvement.

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New Pet Industry Buzzwords - Petrenthood and Petriarchy

Small Business Labs

For example, the creator economy was referred to as a passion economy or influencer economy until about a year ago.  Regular readers know we like both new buzzwords and pet trends here at Small Business Labs.

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IRS Whistleblower Office is hard at work, extra caution advised

Business Management Daily

If your claim is specific, timely, and credible, it may be referred for additional consideration to one of the IRS’s operating divisions. Do you hate tax cheats enough to turn them in? In your own company? Would it matter if you received a portion of the IRS’ recovery as a reward?

Five Tips to Improve Local Search for Dentists

Small Business CEO

Local SEO (search engine optimization) refers to the different methods of optimizing your online presence so that you rank highly among local searches. Local searches refer to people that are looking for your services near your physical location.

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