A lot can go into a hiring manager’s decision of whether or not to bring you on as their next employee, including your skill set, work experience, personality, and professionalism. While a lot of emphasis and focus is often placed on the above items, sometimes the deciding factor may come down to how effectively your references portray you as the best fit for the hiring manager’s need.
We’ve put together the following infographic with some helpful guidelines and best practices to help you in your decision process of which references to choose, which to avoid, and how to do so professionally.
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