If you’ve been in the workforce for a while, think of people who have positive things to say about your character, skills, and experience.
This can include recent and former employers, supervisors, managers, co-workers, and clients.
If you’re just starting out, think of people who can speak to your character and attitude. Some examples are:
- Group leaders
- Community elders
- Volunteers you’ve worked with
- Religious or community leaders
How do you ask someone to be a reference? How to Choose the Best Job References answers this and other questions you have about references.
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