Do you have a reference in mind who you aren’t sure is appropriate? About Kim Costa Kim is a job-search coach for Snagajob!
She's a Certified Professional Resume Writer and a Certified Employment Interview Professional.
When she's not helping with job searches, she can be found hanging with her hubby, Matt, and puppy, Belle.
So, what should you do if you have little or no work experience?
Jessica was looking for her first job and realized she had a network of people who could attest to the type of employee she would make.
“For references I listed 3 teachers that I’m on good personal terms with, that can talk about my work ethic and participation.” Using a teacher is a great idea, Jessica!
Make sure to only use the ones who you have a good relationship with (and where you are making good grades! By showing the employer that you are a dedicated student, you are proving your willingness to learn. If you don’t have a few teachers you can call on, try using someone who’s observed your work ethic. This not only counts as experience, but also gives you valuable references.
Have you done any odd jobs, such babysitting or lawn care? Nicole on Yahoo Answers asked, “Can I use my fianc? ” Hi Nicole, did you ever have a working relationship with your fianc?? You want to use people who have directly viewed the way you work, whether it was in school, volunteering or the job itself.
If he was a former supervisor of yours, then list him as that, instead of fianc? Be sure you inform your references that you will be using them.It is not only the polite thing to do, it will also give them time to think about how to brag about you. ran into a common problem when searching for jobs – needing references when you don’t have much work experience.References can be a very powerful tool in your job search.Even if the employer does not request you give them references, always take a list of three with you into the interview.If the topic never comes up, offer them before you leave.