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Career Journal – Find Out What References are Really Saying About You

Central Valley Business Times – Chances are one of your references sabotaged you

CNN Money / Fortune Magazine – Ask Annie … My old boss is badmouthing me!

Fast Company – How To Keep A Bad Reference From Ruining Your Career

Fortune Magazine – Will your references sabotage your job hunt?

Salt Lake Tribune – Business Insight: Ex-boss might be key to your next job

Worchester Business Journal – Reference Check

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Press Releases

Are You A Victim of Employer Incompetence? (March 28, 2021)
Over 52 Percent of Company Employees Do Not Honor “Neutral Reference” Policy(February 23, 2021)
Five Reference Checking Myths That Can Cost You The Job In 2021 (January 19, 2021)

6 Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Professional References (July 27,2020)
The Top 5 Challenges Of The Video Job Interview (June 24, 2020)
“No Reference” Policy Is Frequently Not Followed By Employers (April 27.2020)
Open For Business – Job Seeker Help (April 23, 2020)
Your Boss Says “You Write Your Own Reference Letter, I’ll Sign It.” (March 19, 2020)

Holiday Card Etiquette With The Boss and Colleagues In Mind (December 10, 2019)
The 4 Best Ways To Cultivate a Positive Job Reference (December 3, 2019)
4 Reasons Why Whistleblowing Can Be Deadly To Your Career Prospects (October 3, 2019)
A Professor Who Has Reviewed Thousands of Job References Says Former Bosses Do Not Honor Corporate Policy (June 27, 2019)
Resumes Win Interviews, But References Win Job Offers (April 13, 2019)
5 Proven Strategies For Your 2019 Job Hunt (February 20, 2019)
4 Key Employment Trends To Watch In 2019 (January 02, 2019)

Holiday Card Etiquette In The Business World (December 6, 2018)
Are Your Potential Employers Calling an Unwanted Reference? (September 13, 2018)
The 5 Fundamental Rules of Job Reference Etiquette (June 27, 2018)
Don’t Overlook Your Supervisor as Your Key Reference (June 6, 2018)
What Happens When A Former Employer Does Not Honor Reference-Giving Policies – Do You Know What Your Former Boss Will Say About You? (May 15, 2018)
6 Job Reference Misconceptions That Can Damage Your Career(March 1, 2018)
How An Aging Workforce, Workplace Bullying, and Professional Training and Development Will Affect the Employment Landscape in 2018 (January 18, 2018)

You’ve Been Sexually Harassed: What Happens to Your Job Prospects and References If You’re Not Famous? (December 13, 2017)
Should I Send My Boss A Holiday Card? (December 5, 2017)
5 Steps to Speed Up Your Job Prospects Before Thanksgiving (November 16, 2017)
Do Your Employment References Really “Have Your Back?” (November 1, 2017)
5 Reference Checking Myths That Will Derail Your Job Seeking Efforts (September 29. 2017)
The Dangers of Having a Friend or Relative Check Your References (August 8,2017)
6 Lethal Job Reference Myths (May 23, 2017)
Did They Really Just Say That? Actual Responses From Former Employers During a Reference Check (March 28, 2017)
8 Reasons Former Bosses Do Not Honor Company Policy Regarding References (February 20, 2017)
6 Noteworthy Trends to Watch If Careers & Work Life Balance Resonate with Your Readers (January 11, 2017)

Champion Yourself for That Job Promotion You Deserve – Increasing Your Lifetime Earnings Could Mean Millions More in Your Bank Account by Retirement (November 30, 2016)
Workplace Bullying: New Tools to Deal with Intimidation or Harassment at Work(November 2, 2016)
Your Rights: Understanding Who To Select As a Professional Reference, and What They Can Say About You (October 17, 2016)
Perfect Fit for a New Job? 4 Interviews Later, Why They Stop Communicating with You (September 13, 2016)
Walked Off The Job?  The Nightmare of Getting a Job, Then Losing It (August 25, 2016)
Your Resignation Letter- What if You’re Leaving on Bad Terms? (July 20, 2016)
Your Reference List is the New “Power Resume (July 12, 2016)
The Five Golden Rules of Job Reference Etiquette (June 9, 2016)
My Reference Said WHAT? (May 4, 2016)
Don’t Need to Check Your Own References? Better Think Again (April 13, 2016)
Stop Bullying and Bad References With a Powerful Cease & Desist Letter (March 17, 2016)
Are You Betting On the Wrong Job References? (March 16, 2016)
Inquiring Minds: 5 Things Your New Employer CAN Find Out About You (February 11, 2016)
7 Reasons Why Former Bosses Give Bad References to Former Employees (January 5, 2016)

4 Powerful Trends That Will Help Define the Workplace Environment 2016 & Beyond(December 15, 2015)
Will Sending A Holiday Greeting to Your Boss Guarantee Long Term a “Good” Reference? (December 8, 2015)
How to Obtain a Reference from a Negative Employer (November 10, 2015)
Do Your References Truly “Have Your Back?” (September 30, 2015)
5 Things to Check Off the Your Job Search To-Do List Before Submitting Your Resume (September 15, 2015)
Don’t Be Walked Off Your New Job When Your References or Background Check Fails to Pass Muster (July 21, 2015)
Presenting a Wisely Chosen List of Employment References is Crucial – 5 Alternative References to a Bad Boss (June 2, 2015)
I Thought They Weren’t Allowed To Say That? Actual Quotes From Former Employers(May 14, 2015)
Five Reference Checking Myths That Can Cost You The Job(April 23, 2015)
3 Steps to Master the Interview Process & Receive That Job Offer (April 7, 2015)
How To Stop A Bully or Former Boss from Giving An Unwarranted Bad Job Reference(March 5, 2015)
Five Critical Reference Trends for 2015: Advice From HR Professionals (January 7, 2015)

Do Holiday Greetings Endear You to the Boss, Former Boss & Colleagues?(December 2, 2014)
5 Strategies for 2015 Job Hunting (November 19, 2014)
7 Reasons Not To Have a Friend Check Your References(September 18, 2014)
5 Reference-Related Trends Stand Out in 2014 (July 1, 2014)
Employment Background Checks: Inquiring Minds Want to Know (June 5, 2014)
Bad Resume Data Means Bad Employment Prospects (May 14, 2014)
Former Employees Take Steps to Combat Negative Employment References (April 8, 2014)
Be Sure a Key Job Reference Isn’t Your “Weakest Link”(March 5, 2014)
Cease & Desist Letter is a Proven Tool to Counteract Bad Job References (February 6, 2014)

Allison & Taylor Reveals 11 Game Changing Job Hunting Trends for 2014 (December 26, 2013)
For the Boss: Handwritten Holiday Card, or E-Card?(December 12, 2013)
Did They Really Say That? Negative References Can Ruin Your Chance at a New Job (November 12, 2013)
Survey Says: Intensify Your Job Search Now, Before Hiring Slows (September 4, 2013)
A Bad Boss Often Makes for a Negative Employment Reference (August 22, 2013)
5 Simple (Yet Crucial) Steps to Manage Your References(July 15, 2013)
Bad Boss – Bad Reference? (June 12, 2013)
Job Seekers Mistakenly Believe Their Former Employer Can’t Bad-Mouth Them (May 14, 2013)
Workplace Bullying: How to Deal with Intimidation or Harassment at Work (March 29, 2013)
Bad References: What To Do When They’re Not Illegal(March 15, 2013)
2013’s Top 6 Emerging Workplace Trends for Your Employment-Seeking Readers(January 8, 2013)

Christmas Card Etiquette For Your Workplace Management Team (November 20, 2012)
5 Steps to Make Your References a Powerful Asset on Your Behalf (October 16. 2012)
Modernize Your Employment References: An Essential New Tool For Employment Seekers (June 28, 2012)
New Trend Emerges for Submitting Your Job Reference List to Potential Employers(May 15, 2012)
What You Need to Know When A Potential Employer Calls Your Reference (April 30, 2012)
Unacceptable Employment Scenarios and What To Do If They Occur (April 10, 2012)
5 Tips To Creating A World-Class Employment Reference List(March 20, 2012)
5 Steps to Manage your Job References in the Social Media Age (February 7, 2012)
The Top 7 Trends for Job References in 2012 (January 5, 2012)

Christmas Card Etiquette & Your Boss (December 2, 2011)
5 Proactive Steps to Take When You Know Your Employment Reference is Negative(October 25, 2011)
The “Cease & Desist Letter”: A Proven Tool for Dealing With Intimidation and Harassment in the Workplace and Beyond(October 18, 2011)
Spell Out Reference Details in Your Separation Agreement(September 20, 2011)
How a Cease & Desist Letter Saved A Career (August 9, 2011)
What To Do When Company Reference Policy Is Not Honored (July 27, 2011)
Will Your Former Boss Sabotage Your Next Career? (June 28, 2011)
Good Prospects – Bad References? (May 24, 2011)
What is Your Former Employer Saying About You? (May 10, 2011)
Having a Friend Check Your References…Is It A Good Idea?(April 1, 2011)
Former Job References Who Over Share Information and Cost you the Job Offer(March 1, 2011)
Negotiating A Professional Reference: Of Critical Importance to Job-Seekers(February 3, 2011)
Five Rules to Make Your Professional Employment Reference an Asset (January 7, 2011)

Top 5 Reasons Your Readers Should Have Their References Checked (December 28, 2010)
Should You Send Your Boss (Or Former Boss) A Holiday Card? (November 30, 2010)
Cease & Desist: Your Weapon Against Negative Job References (November 9, 2010)
Workplace Bullying: Don’t Let it Destroy Your Current (and Future) Employment(October 28, 2010)
Does Your Resume Make You Look Old? (October 12, 2010)
They Can’t Say That, Can They? (October 5, 2010)
What Will A Past Employer Tell A Prospective Employer?(September 23, 2010)
What Information Can a Former Employer Legally Provide?(August 17, 2010)
7 Reasons Not To Have a Friend Check Your References(July 29, 2010)
Good News for Bad References – How to Neutralize Negative Input (July 13, 2010)
Career Sabotage: Negative Influence from a Past Employer(April 27, 2010)
Negotiating a Professional Reference is Just as Important as Severance Package(January 21, 2010)
Client Offer for Background Checking Service (January 21, 2010)
What Will a Professional Background Check Tell an Employer About You? (January 14, 2010)

Job Seekers Beware: Employers Frequently Break Reference Policies (November 25, 2009)
Job Reference Etiquette (October 27, 2009)
Complimentary Reference Check (October 1, 2009)
What Are Your References Saying? (June 11, 2009)
What Is the Next Step If Your Job References Are Negative?(June 9, 2009)
Do You Know What Your Former Boss Will Say About You?(June 4, 2009)
Professional Reference Checking Can Spell the Difference in Landing a New Position or Losing Out in Tough Times (March 31, 2009)