Colbert’s Alpha Job Seeking and Cheating Dog – is an Alpha Job Seeking LIAR: Unprepared references can discredit your work
The first and key reference talked glowingly about her work but then undercut her by challenging his work on a key project.
â€œMy own CIO at my company actually disputed two facts on my resume! When one of the reference checkers called, they found out that I had given him an old version of a resume,â€ said Alex. â€œHe really did not know that I handled the fix of a very large financial institution in the way I did.”
So he said that I had not participated in the IS Manhattan Based Project as it was called. He suggested that â€“ and it ended up looking like:
“I lied on my resume without saying explicitly that I lied. To my own discredit, I never gave him a copy of my new resume, and because I was in such a rush to bail out of the company, I just did not communicate what I actually did in the last part of my tenure.â€
- Do not assume anything.
- Closely coach and counsel your references to ensure you both agree on what will be said if someone calls.
- Get agreement on key achievements and resume points.
- Make sure you take time to copy the reference on your latest resume.
To see how these lessons play out, watch this video:
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