do i need permission to use someone as a reference??

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    do i need permission to use someone as a reference?
    ive contacted my college teachers multiple times to no reply, dont know if their emails have changed or if they have left..
    can i just put them down?
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    (Original post by subzero6661)
    do i need permission to use someone as a reference?
    ive contacted my college teachers multiple times to no reply, dont know if their emails have changed or if they have left..
    can i just put them down?
    If you can't get in contact with them, how will the employer get the reference?
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    idk? but i cant even apply for jobs if i cant fill in the reference field so what do i do?
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    (Original post by subzero6661)
    idk? but i cant even apply for jobs if i cant fill in the reference field so what do i do?
    You might as well make up some details then if all you care about is a box being filled in.

    You will be able to apply using an incorrect reference, but you won't actually be able to start a job. If somewhere is asking for reference details that's because they want to contact the referee and obtain a reference. So if they can't get a reference you won't get a start date, and you'll look silly when they've tried repeatedly to contact the referee and had no reply.

    You need to choose a different person to give a reference
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    (Original post by Juno)
    You might as well make up some details then if all you care about is a box being filled in.

    You will be able to apply using an incorrect reference, but you won't actually be able to start a job. If somewhere is asking for reference details that's because they want to contact the referee and obtain a reference. So if they can't get a reference you won't get a start date, and you'll look silly when they've tried repeatedly to contact the referee and had no reply.

    You need to choose a different person to give a reference
    i have nobody... otherwise i would use them...
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    (Original post by subzero6661)
    i have nobody... otherwise i would use them...
    You must have left a good impression on someone at some point.
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    (Original post by Inspiringvisons)
    Write N/a for references
    don't bother writing anything at all .

    in termso f using previous educational establishments as a reference have you actually tried contactign the adminstration of the organisation in question to find out if the staff member is still there ...

    even if they aren;t there the organisation may be able to provide a reference acknowleding you exist, you did attend the institituon, confirming results and attendance etc ... which is what a lot of the 'standardised' and 'safe' references provided by Adminstrative or HR functions do even for quite senior jobs ...
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    And what exactly do you expect to happen when the employer asks after references?
    They put the reference section there for a reason.
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    And what exactly do you expect to happen when the employer asks after references?
    They put the reference section there for a reason.


    Find a reference
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    (Original post by Inspiringvisons)
    Find a reference
    Why dont you just find a reference and put it on the form when they ask you in the first place then??
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    Why dont you just find a reference and put it on the form when they ask you in the first place then??
    Because you might not have anyone in mind as a reference before that stage.
 
 
 
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