Maintaining Strong Relationships With References Is Key To Your Job Search
DETROIT, MI (June 27, 2018) – It is respectful professional etiquette – and a smart career move –to stay in touch with your former bosses, says Allison & Taylor, the nation’s oldest professional reference checking firm.
As your career advances, staying connected with past employers could pay dividends many times over when they provide you with favorable professional references, and failing to maintain the relationships could have long-reaching professional consequences.
Consider an employer’s perspective. “If a prospective employee’s former boss can’t be bothered to return your call requesting a professional reference, what does that say about their opinion of the job-seeker?” asks Jeff Shane, of Allison & Taylor. “All too often, job seekers focus on refining their resumes and interview skills but fail to nurture their professional references. A strong personal endorsement, or lack thereof, can make or break a successful job search.”
To enhance the chances Allison & Taylor suggests you follow these 5 Fundamental Rules of Job Reference Etiquette:
It’s imperative to your career success to receive positive feedback from your professional references. If you are not 100 percent convinced that your professional references and past employers will relay positive comments about you to prospective employers, consider having your references professionally checked.
Allison & Taylor estimates that 50% of their references come back as “lukewarm” or “negative”. If a reference provides unfavorable or inaccurate information to a prospective employer, there are steps that can be taken to rectify the situation. You can take steps to prevent this continued spread of negative information, either through a Cease & Desist letter or through more aggressive legal recourse.
To find out more about reference checking, please visit Allison & Taylor.
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AllisonTaylor and its principals have been in the business of checking references for corporations and individuals since 1984. We are highly acclaimed with employers, employees and the media alike. Compliments and mentions from influential publications and writers at The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, Workplace Bullying Institute, ABC Newswire, Forbes, USA Today, Hcareers, Fortune and MyFox News provide insight into our services. AllisonTaylor is headquartered in Rochester, Mich. For further details on services and procedures please visit https://www.allisontaylor.com/