When you’re looking for jobs it’s easy to fall back on a few reliable and hardworking contacts as references. However, as the Wall Street Journal points out, distributing a reference’s contact info too often can lead to burnout.
In addition to keeping an eye on how often you release a reference’s contact information on a resume, be careful that you’re not just name-dropping. As the Wall Street Journal points out, a famous name doesn’t automatically mean an interviewer will be impressed. Stick with reliable workers who you know will make a good reference, and mix them up a bit if you’re sending out a lot of resumes. If you’re curious of a few of the other networking mistakes you might be making, hit up the full post on the Wall Street Journal.
Networking Mistakes We Often Make [Wall Street Journal]
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