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Advice for job seekers: Managing reference checks after being fired

It is important to leave a former employer on good terms and not burn bridges that one may need to cross in the future. Most job seekers know the importance of good references. Even if they give a mediocre performance … Continue reading

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Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts for an Effective Business Referral Network!

Every business, particularly small, entrepreneurial or professional businesses, must have a powerful referral network. It is very unlikely (and terribly expensive) to “advertise your way to success.” Without substancial capital, it can’t be done. It is far more effective, and … Continue reading

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Getting connected: Keys to perfect referrals

While working my day job running a service company, I received a phone message that didn’t seem like a big deal at first. Names and numbers have been changed: “Hey Jim, this is Bill from the lawn company. I’m here … Continue reading

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5 tips for a successful referral request

You’ve probably been told your entire career that you have to ask for referrals and that if you don’t ask for referrals, you will not succeed. But if you’re like most salespeople, the referrals you have gotten have been about … Continue reading

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When Assumptions Can Cost You Business

Assumptions can cost you business. I believe that one of the problems in understanding this concept is a somewhat built-in bias that many people have about networking with individuals that are outside their normal frame of reference. A good friend … Continue reading

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Build a better referral

At first glance, a referral is a pretty simple thing: A satisfied client gives you a name and phone number and you contact the prospect to explain your value proposition — a simple, straightforward process. Unfortunately, this “do a good … Continue reading

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Give Your Resume a Leg Up with a Job Referral – Career News

Are you struggling to get your resume noticed by hiring managers? You are not alone. In today’s competitive job market, getting on the radar of the top hiring managers takes more than just a well-written resume. It helps tremendously to … Continue reading

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How to you encourage your clients to give you referrals

I’m not sure yet whether I have met a trainer who likes doing cold calling… If I am honest, I am like the majority of trainers, and would prefer to receive all my new business via referral from people who … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Myths About Employee Referral Programs [INFOGRAPHIC]

Want to hire better workers who stick around longer? Look no further than your trusted external network! Employees who are hired from referrals are usually of higher quality. Plus, nabbing that endorsement from someone you trust is a sure-fire way … Continue reading

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Tips on Getting A Great Referral

Job seekers know the power of networking in their search for employment. But it’s not just who you know; it’s also who your contacts know. An effective way to make the most of your connections is by asking for referrals. … Continue reading

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