Work References – #JobAdviceSA 18/09

Choosing good people to give you a work reference is one of the most important decisions to make when you are applying for a job. A good reference can make the difference between being offered the job and losing out to another candidate, so on this week’s #JobAdviceSA chat we will be answering the key questions when it comes to work references.


Thank you to Marlo Martin (@Marlo_Martin1) for suggesting today’s topic and the first question, that and the rest being:

1. Who can I use as references in my CV?

2. When should you let them know they will be contacted to give you a reference?

3. If there is nobody at your previous employer who will give you a good reference what can you do?

4. How do you explain why you have been given a bad reference?

Our Hosts Tim Barry (@TimJBarry), Vanessa Raath (@Van_Raath) and Wesley Madziva (@WeszMadz) will be on hand to give their advice and answer your other questions from 16h00 to 17h00, but you are welcome to tweet your questions to @JobAdviceSA at any time or day, or if you are not on Twitter you can like our Facebook page and post your questions there.

Remember to tweet your answers using A1, A2, etc and the hashtag #JobAdviceSA or directly to @JobAdviceSA.

Structure – Four questions every 15min after the hour. Don’t jump to next question before time, and please don’t spam the #JobAdviceSA with ads or links to articles on a different topic!

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