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Busting the myths of employment references

Busting myths

References are like death and taxes – sooner or later, we all have to deal with them, even though we’d rather not. Whether you’re the subject, on the receiving end, or having to provide one, they can be awkward! References can be a real bone of contention, in my experience. They are often of very limited value, as employers can be so terrified of the potential litigious consequences of saying something negative, that they sugar-coat even the worst offenders to make them sound like Employee of the Year. This is not very helpful if you choose …

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