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Explaining to my references why I'm already looking to leave my new job

I recently started a new job, and quickly realized it was a big mistake to accept the position. I'm searching for other opportunities but don't know what I should say to my references about the situation. [more inside]
posted by oiseau on Sep 21, 2016 - 6 answers

How can I go about job-seeking effectively?

I am a 25-year-old woman and a recent college graduate (just earned my Master’s in English in December). I’m looking for higher education administrative jobs in the area: basically, to be an admissions counselor, financial aid counselor, academic advisor, and the like. There are a few concerns on my mind about the process. [more inside]
posted by summertimesadness1988 on Feb 28, 2014 - 7 answers

I don't know if she's a good secretary, but she wrote a great paper on Nietzsche...

Quick reference etiquette question: Is it weird to use a professor as a reference for a job unrelated to academic studies? What is the best way to ask them? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Apr 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Madamina, this is our staffer Madamina. Pleased to meet you.

How do I apply for my own job -- especially if my bosses are my references? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Nov 14, 2011 - 23 answers

Hire me! Or, you know, convince someone else to do it for you.

I'm applying for post-grad school jobs. One of them, a bit of a long shot, is within my close-knit current office. Others are elsewhere in and outside of the organization. Difficulty: my two best references are not only in this office but running the first job search. How in the world do I manage this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2009 - 3 answers

How to double-check my job references?

I recently got turned down for a job I thought was a slam dunk, and am now really concerned about the quality of my references. Going forward, is there any way to check the quality of what people would say about me, or negotiate to improve whatever negative opinions they might have? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2009 - 9 answers

I don't know why I can't think two steps ahead...

How do I get references for a second job (one I'd leave my current job for, not a concurrent one)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2009 - 4 answers

'The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.' - Randall

Question within about a request from a potential employer for additional references that I can't provide (not because they're bad, just due to circumstances), and how to handle the process of saying "no, sorry" to them. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Dec 10, 2007 - 11 answers

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