How to get good IT job references: 6 tips
Your professional reputation is like your DNA, Russell Reynolds Associates consultant Eric Sigurdson is fond of saying: You can’t change it.
That good name comes into play when potential employers start reaching out to your references. “There is a pattern of your behaviors and performance that everyone around you sees, observes, and evaluates,” Sigurdson says. “It’s important to remember that no matter how well you communicate, how well you position yourself, and how well you sell your capabilities during the hiring process, nothing is as relevant as the perceptions of others you’ve worked with.”