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kahechsof
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Nobody wants my references

Postby kahechsof » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:05 pm

Not on screeners, not on callbacks.
Why'd I make this fancy sheet up anyway?

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Re: Nobody wants my references

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:07 pm

Why would it be a fancy sheet? A list of references honestly takes 5 minutes to make. You use the same heading as your other documents, and just basically type out the names and contact info. I've also given it out all of 2 or 3 times.

kahechsof
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Re: Nobody wants my references

Postby kahechsof » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Why would it be a fancy sheet? A list of references honestly takes 5 minutes to make. You use the same heading as your other documents, and just basically type out the names and contact info. I've also given it out all of 2 or 3 times.


School said to print it on resume paper. That is what I meant by fancy.
Also, you don't have to always post anonymous.

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BaiAilian2013
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Re: Nobody wants my references

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:43 pm

Resume paper, hah. Not ITE!

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Re: Nobody wants my references

Postby MrAnon » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:47 pm

In other words they are not interested in hiring you.

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Re: Nobody wants my references

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:13 pm

Probably it's just that law firms, like other hiring entities, realize the uselessness of references. Glowing references are the norm. So the best you're going to do is screen out someone who is enough of an abysmally terrible or psychotic employee to move someone to give a bad reference AND socially clueless enough to not realize this and still list the person as a reference BUT hid both of these traits well enough to pass interviews. Is searching for someone like that going to be the best use of your recruiting man-hours?

kahechsof
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Re: Nobody wants my references

Postby kahechsof » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Probably it's just that law firms, like other hiring entities, realize the uselessness of references. Glowing references are the norm. So the best you're going to do is screen out someone who is enough of an abysmally terrible or psychotic employee to move someone to give a bad reference AND socially clueless enough to not realize this and still list the person as a reference BUT hid both of these traits well enough to pass interviews. Is searching for someone like that going to be the best use of your recruiting man-hours?


Hmmm.
Can I ask my references for the money back?




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