The thorny issue of references
News recently that a barrister had faked his qualifications on his CV serves as a stark reminder of the importance of due diligence when it comes to new hires. An essential part of the hiring process is the reference, but it can be a minefield for both those needing a reference and those providing one.
Given the hot water that firms can get into for giving a bad or misleading reference, it has become commonplace for employers to state simply the facts such as job title and length of service and have a blanket policy on this. Employees need to manage their expectations accordingly.
But if you are applying for a job, it will obviously help your application if there is someone you can rely on to extol your virtues and back up your claims that you will indeed be a brilliant new addition to a firm…
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