References & Recommendations: Who to Ask, How to Ask, & How to Leverage

30 Minutes
Is having a list of Professional References something I need to keep current in todays job search landscape? Will having references and/or recommendations benefit me? Who can I ask for a reference? How can I further leverage them to give myself an advantage? In this webinar, well discuss References vs. Recommendations, the top 10 types of people who could make a good reference/recommendation, best practices when asking and sharing, and tips for leveraging to influence your chances of securing an offer!
Speaker Erica Woods
Erica is the Director of Contractor Programs and Philanthropy at Apex Systems. Her focus is on overseeing programs, teams, communication channels, and other resources that support and add value to their IT Contractor Community of 16,000+. Erica also oversees corporate philanthropy efforts and acts as a technical community evangelist for various STEM programs/nonprofits. She has 15 years of experience in the IT staffing world and an MBA from Loyola University. She is a Professional and Career Development Author for the MSSQLTips.com online technical community, presents Career Development sessions for various communities, including SQL Saturdays, Code Camps, PMI PDDs, BA World conferences, and provides internal and external Team, Attitude and Performance Coaching.

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