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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

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

Job applications: how to get positive references?

So what is the current protocol for getting professional references & making sure they're positive? Difficulty: I am still employed and don't want to tell The Boss I'm applying. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2011 - 7 answers

The invisible hand that hates me

A job I was interviewing with suddenly declined further interviews due to an internal reference. I know no details, but my actual given references and my resume are solid. Is there anything I can do to figure out what happened? [more inside]
posted by MysticMCJ on Mar 5, 2009 - 17 answers

How do I handle being listed as a fake reference?

A friend and somewhat distant in-law put me down as a reference without asking me. The problem is that she's faked my credentials (listing me as a manager rather than a peon) and has emailed me a 'back story' to give to the caller. That ain't all... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2007 - 27 answers

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