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References For Employers? Who Ever Heard Of Such A Thing?

When you apply for a work position, you need to give References don't you? Sure you do. Even if you're just entering the workforce, you'll need to give personal References. And we all know this is so an employer can make sure you're a person they want to work with. Well, how can you know if this employer is a person you want to work with? References.

By the time you finish reading this page you'll have access to information dealing with such issues as:

Knowing how to find out about employers
Knowing what you need to know about employers
How to use what you find out about employers to help you succeed

Learn what successful people know about finding good employers! When an employer is looking for good employees, they ask for and check out their References. You can do the same with employers. Problem is, there are no forms you can give employers to fill out for these References. It's up to you to get these References on your own.

Make use of all the materials available at your local library. It's there you'll find reference books, current magazines and newspapers. You'll also find files on microfilm or computer disk of past newspapers and magazines, which can give you background information on the employers in whom you're interested.

Make use of the Internet. It's there you can find up-to-date as well as background information on the employers in whom you're interested. If you don't have a personal computer, you can use one at your local library.

There are also organizations set up just to keep a record of employers. For example, the Better Business Bureau keeps a record of any complaints or indictments filed against employers. These organizations can be a great source of useful information.

Then there are always your friends and family. Many of whom have worked or are currently working. They can offer you information and insights about particular employers.

Making use of all these different resources, what you're looking for is an employer's "track record". Find out everything you can about:

When the company was started
Why the company was started
Where the money came from to start the company

Beyond these basics, find out how well the company has done and is doing. What others have to say about them. In the world marketplace. In the local community.

Find out:

How many businesses they own
The success, (or failure), of past projects
The company's rating with Dun & Bradstreet
How the company contributes to the local community
What kind of impact their product or service has on the environment, animals and people

Then find out everything you can about their hiring practices. Do they promote from within? What's the rate of "turnover"? (How often employees leave.)

With all the information you gather, you'll be better able to make smart choices when Choosing the Right Employer.

Making the most of what you know. Besides helping you make smart choices, this information can be used when you craft your resume and when you talk with employers during interviews.

Employers will like the fact that you took the time and energy to find out about them. It'll tell them you're a person who cares. And every employer wants employees who care!

If you're already working, do this research as well. Just because you work there doesn't mean you know all there is to know, (or need to know), about your employer.

Bottom line ... Have you heard - Knowledge is power -

Finding out everything you can about employers is the best insurance you have of Choosing the Right Employer. It's the best "weapon" against getting caught in a work position with the wrong employer.

If "Looking for a job is the hardest job you'll ever have", you don't want to do it any more than you have to. Checking an employer's References is one way to keep you from having to do so.

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