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Approach only your natural contacts, the people who would unquestionably offer a glowing report about you. You want people who know you well professionally and can relay information about your proficiency, skills, attitudes, and behaviors.
Consider mentors, bosses, or coworkers in positions of authority. Also look at professors, coaches, or counselors. Steer away from family and friends, who may be biased or unaware of your work habits.
Ask early and carefully
Do their work for them
How HR managers use your network
Thank your references
- Leslie Tebbe, Salary.com contributor
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