Time to Update Your Resume, Job Reference Sheet, and LinkedIn Profile

From time to time it's good to update your resume, job reference sheet, and LinkedIn profile, even if you're not looking for a new job. What better time to do it than at the beginning of a new year? Here are three checklists to help you out. Update Your Resume Even if you're not looking...more »

Matching Resume, Cover Letter, Job Reference Page Samples

Here are several sets of matching resume, cover letter, and job reference page samples. Feel free to browse through them to see how others have created documents for the various stages of their job hunts. << Examples of Matching Resumes and Cover Letters Administrative Assistant: Resume, Cover Letter, Job Reference Page Here is Sara's job...more »

Template: Job Reference Sheet with Achievement Statements

Wish you could influence what questions a potential employer asks your job reference contacts? Then use this template to create your job reference sheet. It has achievement statements that will prompt good conversation about you when the two employers talk. And, because it has achievement statements, it works like a mini-resume. Here are a few...more »

Sample Job Reference Sheet That's a Mini-Resume for Sales VP

This sample job reference sheet for a VP of Sales looks really different from most reference sheets. It contains bullet-point achievement statements to prompt good questions when a potential employer calls the contacts on the list. With its employer names, dates, and achievement statements, it looks and feels like a mini-resume. To get a feel...more »

Will a Bad Job on My Resume Lead to a Bad Job Reference?

In today's workplace, both employers and employees get stressed and it sometimes shows in their professional — and unprofessional — behaviors. Sadly, it's often the job seeker who suffers the most, ending up with a bad job reference when employer and employee part company. What can you do to avoid a bad job reference from a...more »

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