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Was I slandered, or am I just paranoid?

I recently got the opportunity to apply for a cherry job that would have solved a lot of my current problems, but I seem to have blown it. I'm wondering if a bad employer reference might have done me in? [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Dec 6, 2013 - 26 answers

Writing a letter of recommendation via email: in body or as attachment?

A question about writing letters of recommendation. Specifically, when the letters are not hand-written and snail mailed, but are emailed instead. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Nov 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Use headhunter as well as the boss-approved method to get an interview?

I was contacted about a job with a company by a HR recruiter (not from that company) on LinkedIn. I was aware of this job from the company’s website and also I have a friend who is working at that company in a peer position. That friend said he spoke to his boss, and his boss said I should apply for the job via the company's website, so I did. Would there be any benefit following up with the HR recruiter from LinkedIn anyway? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2013 - 7 answers

How to deal with false allegations in employment background check?

Just got extended a dream job offer, but I'm afraid a background check will turn up a skeleton in my closet (that I didn't put there) that I don't know how to deal with. How do I prepare to refute it clearly, professionally, and without weaving an unnecessarily epic tale of drama? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2013 - 15 answers

Saying "That won't be possible" isn't really possible

The question: Should I provide a lukewarm reference for my recently fired ex-manager to avoid awkwardness? Or should I tell him no, and if so, what is the code language to use? I can't say "Sorry, that won't be possible" for reasons outlined herein. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2013 - 40 answers

How do I explain why my advisor isn't a reference?

My supervisor/thesis advisor has dropped off the face of the earth as I'm applying for jobs, so I can't count on him as a reference. How bad does this look, should I explain it in writing somewhere, and how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2012 - 12 answers

Issue with supervisor thwarting job search process!

I need to provide supervisor references for a job opportunity, but I do not have many people I can ask. Need help figuring out my options. Details inside: [more inside]
posted by mdn31 on Jul 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Reference letter basics

How do I got about getting reference letters? I'm about to enter the professional world and I'm clueless about how to do this because I've only worked in academia. [more inside]
posted by garuda on Jun 16, 2011 - 8 answers

School's out for summer! Now what?

Where can a new librarian find a freelance work with an online reference service this summer? [more inside]
posted by Junie Bloom on May 25, 2010 - 1 answer

Just Say, "He's One Awesome Dude"

Do you have advice about being listed as a reference? [more inside]
posted by chase on Feb 11, 2010 - 11 answers

Reference me that recommendation, please.

How should I approach my professors for recommendation/reference letters for a job that doesn't yet exist? [more inside]
posted by ElectricBlue on Feb 18, 2009 - 7 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

How do I repair my relationship with my job reference?

My grad school professor would be an important job reference, but I screwed up our relationship. How do I repair it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2009 - 17 answers

Giving my...one week...notice?

I've been given an offer I should really not refuse. Problem: the project starts in one week. [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Sep 2, 2008 - 10 answers

A company want to speak to my accountant for a reference before they give me a job

UK Based question A company have offered me a job, want references to prove I used to be self employed. They have asked to speak to my accountant. This is a problem, because my accountant is a family relative who does them as a favour and has only been working on the accounts for the last 6 months. I used to be a sole trader ship, but when the IT contracting laws changed in 2007 I had to create an LTD. Before then I used a Managed service company for my contracts instead, so its a little complicated. Does anyone know what sort of questions or evidence a Companies HR department is likely to ask of my accountant?
posted by complience on Apr 27, 2008 - 5 answers

How to handle giving personal references... when you don't know anyone?

How to handle giving personal references... when you don't know anyone? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on May 22, 2007 - 14 answers

Should I quit my job?

It's very possible I'll be fired from my job next Wednesday. Should I resign before then? What should I tell prospective employers? [more inside]
posted by hamster on Jun 15, 2006 - 38 answers

Legality of employer references

Is it true that it's illegal for an employer to give an employee a reference beyond confirming that the person worked for the company over a certain period of time? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Jun 9, 2004 - 25 answers

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