References are required at times of greatest need; having a good reference is great, having no reference is bad and a bad reference is tragic.
When considering fake references, we automatically calculate the risks vs rewards and ponder the decision often leading to worry and confusion. Here are 5 reasons you need fake references.
1. You don’t have someone to be your reference.
Maybe the company you worked for closed, or the person who would give you a good reference was fired or left their post. Whatever the reason, the person you need is not there to give you the reference you need.
2. Your last job didn’t end well
Not all jobs are fairytale stories…angry managers, mishaps or misunderstandings lead to bad references that will kill any chance for employment. Few brave souls would dare to use an angry former colleague or boss reference in pursuit of a new job.
3. Your current references are your friends or family
We all have friends or family that wish us well and would be happy to give a reference for your next job. Hiring managers are privy to this and ask tough questions that could backfire quickly. And lets face it, email@example.com does not scream authentic.
4. You spent too much time unemployed
Maternity, health issues, taking an extended vacation or traveling the world will leave gaps in your resume that are nearly impossible to fill. Hiring managers frown upon big gaps in employment. ReferencePal will give them something to smile about.
5. Your work history does not match application
Changing careers or industries is among the most challenging aspects of employment and can seem impossible. In order to get an edge and be able to compete, fake references are virtually the only way to overcome this obstacle.
Like a resume itself, references are part and parcel in verifying traits, personalities and capabilities of candidates and often constitute as a deal breaker or deal maker. When considering the effect your job has on your quality of life and long-term trajectory, using a fake reference to get where you need to go makes more sense.
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