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Sarah Goodell on September 9, 2013
References are a vital part of the job search process that are often overshadowed by resume and interview preparation. It's important not to overlook this piece of the job application and make sure that you have solid references lined up. For cancer patients and survivors, it's also important to be sure your reference doesn't disclose your cancer diagnosis if you don’t want them to, as sometimes they won’t know what you do or don't plan on telling your next employer. Be sure to discuss this with your references before putting their names and contact information down in your application.
A recent article on Boston.com provided some great tips to make sure that you are thoroughly prepared with your references. The tips include:
Read the full article here. For more job search information, check out our Looking for Work section, which includes articles on job hunting after cancer treatment and how to conduct a successful job search during a recession.