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Handling References: A Basic Guide

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You just had a good interview. In fact, it was great! You really connected with the people that you met. You found the practice to be interesting and sophisticated, the setting collegial, and the compensation package first-class. You are one step closer to getting the job of your dreams when you are asked to provide your references. How should you handle this very important step in your job search? The following is a basic guideline aiming to steer you through this sometimes tricky and often overlooked aspect of the job-search process.
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