Job References

Growing a Business

How to Quit a Job Without Burning Bridges

Follow these tips for a graceful and professional exit from your company.

Thought Leaders

Why Are Reference Letters Important for Getting a Job?

Reference letters carry a fair amount of weight in the hiring process. Learn how they can give you the edge you need in a competitive job market.

Resumes & Interviewing

Reference Calls: How to Get the Scoop in the Age of Privacy

Strategic questioning can get you over the privacy hurdle and into the truth.

Resumes & Interviewing

9 Questions to Ask Candidates' References

Job seekers aim to present themselves in the best light. But the very people they offer to validate their claims might point to other useful information.

Growing a Business

When Hiring, Give Negative References More Weight

Hiring isn't an exact science. However, calling former employers can be helpful, if you are willing to listen.


Tips for Interviewing Every Hiring Manager Should Know

A few requests from job hunters to interviewers.

Growing a Business

The Ethics Coach on the Secret to Hiring Honest Employees

Also: How to maintain workplace confidentiality.