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Jim Carman is a retired Navy captain and graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is MOAA's vice president of Council/Chapter and Member Support.
Employers check references because of the all-too-common practice of résumé inflation and a strong desire to avoid a bad hire. Accordingly, job seekers must have a reference list ready to present on request - probably after the first round of interviewing but before final negotiations begin.
Here are a few tips to consider when compiling your reference list:
You put a lot of time, effort, and energy into networking, résumé writing, and interview preparations. Make sure you see the hiring process through to a successful conclusion by having solid references to be the very best advocates they can possibly be for you.
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