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.
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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.
Hiring isn't an exact science. However, calling former employers can be helpful, if you are willing to listen.
A few requests from job hunters to interviewers.