51. References and Recommendations

"It takes a lifetime to build a reputation, but only a moment to lose it."
Yiddish Proverb

Read our Newsletters and Q & A’s:
  1. NL 1: Hey, It’s November . . . It’s Time to Gather “Value Proven” Letters
  2. NL 2: The “Seeking a New Job Letter” – Often Overlooked, but Highly Effective
  3. QA 1: “Can my boss make me sign a letter saying I left voluntarily in return for a letter of recommendation?”
  4. QA 2: “Can my present employer ask a prospective employer not to hire me?”
  5. QA 3: “I accepted a job offer, but now they insist on one more reference. Must I comply?”
  6. QA 4: “Is it OK to ‘deflate’ my resume?”
  7. QA 5: “My former employer refuses even to confirm my dates of employment. Any recourse?”
  8. QA 6: “What happens if a prospective employer I’m interviewing with contacts my present employer? Should I let them?”
  9. QA 7: “Are prospective employers limited in what they can ask a former employer about you, and is the former employer limited in what it can say?”
  10. QA 8: “After severance, what you CAN and CANNOT say”
  11. QA 9: “Can a former employee negotiate to get a neutral reason for departure from her former employer after she was terminated for poor performance?”
  12. QA 10: “Can I stop my former employer from telling prospective employers that they would not hire me back if I applied?”
  13. QA 11: “How can I best obtain a confirmation of my prior employment?”
  14. QA 12: “How can I collect commissions due me from my former employer and still get a good job reference?”
  15. QA 13: “How can I deal with the possibility that my present employer is sabotaging my attempts to get a new job by saying bad things about me?”
  16. QA 14: “I previously sued an employer. How can I explain that on my resume and interview?”

“If you live your life the right way,
your later years will not be a winter,
but rather a harvest.”

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