How to ensure strong job references

Most companies ask for job references before hiring you, whether it’s to be a dog walker or a senior vice president. Some employers don’t call these references, some do and some hunt down their own references by using LinkedIn, industry connections, or simply calling the switchboard operator at your former company and asking to speak to the head of your last department.

A bad reference can kill your candidacy; a good one can clinch it. Here are six tips for how to deal with references when a company ask for them.

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