🌟 A note on Referees when job searching
Someone asked me to be their Referee and this was my feedback to them after the call with the hiring company.
🔅 Career Self-coaching Guide for the Applicant:
When you ask for a reference, you need to prep the Referee.
- Share your Application Package – CV or resume, cover letter and the job advert;
- Share a Career Highlights 1 pager with what you want your Referee to tell the hiring caller;
- Share your Career Portfolio for a deeper insight into who you are, your career goals and achievements to date.
Below are questions I was asked about the Applicant that can be insightful in prepping your Referee ~
~ what are his/her strengths?
~ areas of development?
~ why is he/she leaving?
~ how have you worked with him/her and in what capacity?
~ what are the core things that he/she is doing in his/her current role?
~ how is he/she working in a team and working independently?
~ would you hire him/her back?
A reference check can be quick or it can be a core part of your selection. In the above, the hiring company was interviewing the candidate through the Referee.
Prepare your Referee and put your best foot forward… 🤗
Life and Career Coach🔥
17/01/2019 (original post date)