A common question among job seekers is “How far back can I go to ask people I’ve worked with before to be references for me?”
2. As a general rule the answer is “not more than five to seven years.”
How many years old should references be?
It is important to be careful when citing old references. The rule of thumb is that you should go back no more than five to six years. There should be exceptions to this rule for “seminal” works that are relevant to explaining what prompted your research. About 85% of all cited works should be less than five years old.
2. When citing references, it is important to be careful about how old they are. The general rule of thumb is to go back no more than five to six years. However, there may be some exceptions to this rule for “seminal” works that are relevant to explaining the origins of your research. In general, though, about 85% of all cited works should be less than five years old.
How many reference do most employers look for?
A potential employer will most likely ask for three references that can be listed on a resume.
2. These references will be contacted by reference checkers to ask about employment history, qualifications, and work ethic.
3. It is important to choose references that will speak positively about your work in order to increase the chance of being hired.
Can I give 2 references instead of 3?
If you can explain your situation and find someone who is genuinely interested, two references should be enough.
2. Don’t forget that part-time jobs and college jobs can also be used as valid references.
What should you not reference?
Citing common knowledge.
2. When a fact is generally accepted or easily observable, you do not need a citation.
3. Including facts that are found in many sources.
4. When an idea is original or based on lived experiences.
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