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Ask a letter of reference from your old boss - 3 years no contact?

I'm going back to school after a few years of work. The school requests 2 letters of references but I haven't contacted my old employers for 3 years (I left during covid, and have been working remotely since for another company). Should I reach out to them on Linkedin and ask over there? Or should I ask them out for a coffee? I feel leaning towards option 1 as it might be more time-efficient for both? But would that request be viewed as more "cold" ? What do you think?

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If a qualified job reference AKA working certificate is required to be handed in with your resume, and it's sub-par, how would you deal with that situation?

Office Hours #1: Resume Writing with Judy Park [41:10] This question was posed by a question during one of our most recent "CareerVillage Office Hours" sessions. During Office Hours sessions, we invite students to pose questions related to a specific topic. In this case, the topic was resume writing. If you answer this question, we will reach out to the students who attended this office hours session to inform them of your response, and all students on CareerVillage will benefit. If you would be interested in hosting an office hours session on a particular topic, please reach out to our staff! #resume #resume-building #job-applications #work-certificate #references

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How to ask for references?

I've been applying for volunteer and job positions for the summers and ALL of them require references and past employers. Although I have a strong list of teachers and a few past employers, my list is pretty short. (All my positions were long term, I have more quality than quantity) I feel bad to keep asking and updating them about using them as a reference. What should I do?! #job #references #resume #application

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How to ask professor for recommendation letter?

Which professor should I ask for recommendation letter? What's the polite way to ask them to be my references when it's been a while since I've taken their courses? #professors #professional #career #references #email #scholarship #recommendationletter

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What is considered too old for references on resumes?

Hello, I've worked several jobs throughout the years but I have a closer bond with my past supervisors from my first two jobs. Would it look suspicious if I kept those references or should I ask people from my more recent jobs? I don't have any issues with my other supervisors but I feel the omission of those supervisors would have a bad impact on my resume. Would potential employers have a bad perception of my resume because of that? #resume #job search #job #references

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How/ Who should I ask for references

I've been working at a retail store for 8 months, and I have several different store managers already. Which store managers should I ask for references? (store managers are constantly reassigned to different branches so I only work with each for roughly 2 months) #career-counseling #referrals #references #retail-management #retail-sales #job-coaching #interviews #interviewprep

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Who should I ask for letters of recommendation?

For a multitude of #scholarships, I have been asked to provide letters of #recommendation and I am at a loss for who I should ask. I am a wrestler and pole vaulter but I have little faith in my coaches ability to draw up a well-written letter that would help my case. I am not involved in any clubs or groups in my school other than Yearbook. #academic-advising #college-applications #references #career-development

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Who do I ask to be a reference when I have no work experience?

I've got my resume ready, created a LinkedIn profile and am ready to get my first job as a high school student looking for a summer internship. Who do you recommend I should ask? #summer-jobs #recruiter #work-experience #references #student-interns #job-application

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Are you allowed to put any of your professors down as references for applying to job?

I have never actually asked any of my professors this question. To me it sure seems like a very good idea because they are the ones who see how dedicated you are, motivated, and willing you are to work. Not to mention all the effort and devotion you put into your grades. I hope that this can happen because then I will have tons of great references in my corner! I'm sure if you ask him or her and they give you the okay it is allowed, but technically is it something that you should do? #professor #job #job-search #referrals #references

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