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What is Your Former Boss Going to Say?

Job seekers need to be prepared for both positive and negative comments

A good resume and polished interviewing skills may not be enough to land you the career you’ve been striving towards. In today’s tight job market, former job references are more important than ever. It is virtually guaranteed potential employers go through a due diligence process to find out what former companies have to say about the candidate.

Heidi Allison, managing director of JobReferenceExperts.com, a division of Allison Taylor, Inc., headquartered in Rochester Hills, Mich., says one of the greatest myths associated with references focuses on what people actually say when contacted to provide a reference.

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