How to Deal With a Bad Job Reference

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How to Deal With a Bad Job Reference

How to Deal With a Bad Job Reference

Some jobs just don’t work out – most have been there before. Either they’re not a good fit, or we’ve made some irreversible mistake. Some employers aren’t willing to leave the past in the past. They send references that hurt and ruin career advancements for a lot of applicants. For these situations, an open mind needs to be kept when vetting candidates. Here are some methods to prevent past errors from becoming future issues.

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Consider who gave the reference. Is the reference a reputable source?

Was it a one-time incident? how long ago?

Look for a pattern of incidents.

Remember that One bad reference doesn’t equal a bad candidate,

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