HR WTF: Asking LinkedIn Connections to Be Job References

Um, you’re doing the Interwebs wrong. Technology is supposed to facilitate relationships, not replace them. Just because someone accepted your LinkedIn request, it in no way obligates that person to share your profile, pass along your interests in a job at their company, or vouch for you in any way. In fact, it is rude… Read More

3 Ways to Empower Your Job References and Advance Your Career

By the time a job seeker receives a request to provide contact information for professional references, 95 percent of the interview process has been successfully navigated. It’s exciting. What began with a cover letter and resume and then proceeded to phone interviews and face-to-face interviews with individuals or even panels of people, has now reached… Read More