Reply to post: Re: Hmm...

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Re: Hmm...

“...but I feel like old fashioned references will still work - what makes a profile on linked-in more trustworthy?”

It depends on the location/past-employers - some of my previous employers go out of their way to provide useful references, while other companies who I worked for for a number of years (I believe with some success...) only provide “X worked for us from Y to Z” to all former employees requesting references as HR policy.

LinkedIn has provided future employers a way of verifying the details aren’t completely made up and new employers have general got informal verbal references from colleagues for roles I’ve applied for.


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