• How to Ask Someone to Be a Job Reference

    How to Ask Someone to Be a Job Reference

    Despite how much has changed in terms of how we search for jobs (we’ve come a long way from paging through the local newspaper’s classified ads section) and the hiring process now being largely virtual, there’s one practice that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere: having to provide references.

  • Ask LH: What Can I Do About A ‘No References Given’ Policy?

    Dear Lifehacker, I work in a call centre for a large international company, and I’ve been recently thinking of moving on. I have been told by various employees and mangers that it is company policy that staff here cannot be contacted for a reference. It’s very disappointing as I believe I have been a valuable…