The Importance of Reference and Education in Your Getting the Right Job


Most of you job hunters out there might want to polish your reference and education in your resumes or curriculum vitae so you can up the chances of getting the attention of human resource officers. This is especially true to people who have been unemployed from their jobs due to their companies cutting downsizing.

The number of people who have been re-trenched due to global recession has been rising in an alarming rate. Most of these out of employment people are suddenly put into a situation wherein their source of living is taken away so abruptly that they end up relying on the government monthly checks to survive. Many stories have been heard of these professionals still out of job because some job centers just cannot seem to find the right job for them that can match their skills, experience, and other attributes.

You must know that competition out there is tougher with fresh graduates, young professionals looking for greener pastures, or the laid off middle age worker, and other job seekers flooding the job market. You may be one of the types of job hunters circling the job centers in town, surfing online job databases, and or looking at your community bulletin board or local newspaper. And so you know how it is to keep on searching without having any positive feedback from the companies you have sent your resumes or CV’s. What seems to be the problem?

Well, there are two emerging important factors called reference and education that should be carefully mentioned in your profile or portfolio. Many human resource officers have been keen on these two factors because of the scarcity of the jobs that they can offer. Any of the companies wanting to hire a personnel would want someone who have been working credibly as stated in his references and also has the knowledge to fill in the job position that can be mirrored by his educational attainments. The higher the education, the higher is the expectation for you to get the job well done.

So how do you get a good reference? This depends if you have any prior job experiences and the type of job seeker that you are. For fresh graduates, enlist all your summer jobs and part-time jobs and then pick out something that relates to the position you are currently applying for. For young professionals or laid off worker, consider your most recent company if they have good commendations regarding your work. Some of the companies that laid off workers readily hand out references or recommendations to laid off workers to help them find a new job right away. Send a reference request letter to your direct supervisor of your best work experience and then wait for their letter of recommendation. This factor can be readily checked by the human resource personnel by contacting your stated references so do not attempt to falsify any documents.

For educational factor, this can be a limiting to those who do not have a degree, certifications, or other documented expertise. Universities, community and technical training schools can readily provide you with your scholastic records for your supporting documents. The government is also willing to shoulder your schooling expenses so that you can further your skills or education and therefore get a better job. Just look around for open programs or scholarships that you can use to make yourself more valuable with additional technical skills or higher education.

The job market right now is having a higher demand for jobs than the available jobs being demanded. You do not want to be blacklisted or banned from any company or job center so refrain from tweaking the facts.

Nancy Z. Smith enjoys writing educational materials like test prep and ssat prep and other related fields.

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* Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. (Note: Some of the findings presented in this talk have been referenced in an ongoing debate among social scientists about robustness and reproducibility.)

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14 Responses to “The Importance of Reference and Education in Your Getting the Right Job”

  1. Amy's solution to problem is similar to Suze Orman's road -map.

  2. Tip: increase speed to 1.25x

  3. Best TED talk.
    EVER

  4. I thought only men had testosterone lmao

  5. she looks so nervous and anxious

  6. They should measure the cortisol and testerone levels when autistic people do power poses. At least one study showed that facial feedback doesn't work on autistic people. That might apply to power poses too. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2491410/

    When I tried power poses, possibly any increase in confidence was caused by the placebo effect or because it's something new to me.

  7. what's the verdict???? I'm confused.

  8. Your body language shapes who you are | AmyCuddy | Hugs!!

  9. This is fake. She retracted her study due to p-hacking, which means her results are actually false. http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/09/power-poses-co-author-i-dont-think-power-poses-are-real.html

    Nonetheless if it works for you then go ahead I guess.

  10. I couldn't get in halfway because of this woman sniffling/deep nose breathing. Was this irritating anybody else to the point of discust?

  11. She really looks like a host chef in Master chef but I forgot her name .

  12. Jefferson Teixeira February 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    melhor palestra!

  13. Thx to the people linking to papers doubting this hypothesis. I'm not surprised about that to be honest. The way Ms. Cuddy gets carried away when talking about her personal tragedy and the meeting with that girl, gave me the impression that she really wants to believe her study is true. It didn't fit a professional researcher, at least that's how I felt about that. It's so damn easy to get biased. And I agree with people pointing out her quite submissive posture. It didn't seem like she actually got more confident. Probably practice and routine plays a bigger part in that, idk /shrug

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