How do you guys do references?
And then I got my first interview for part-time work, needed to provide references, so I bothered my references and asked them if I can use them as references, provided them to the interviewer, didn't get the job.
Next job interview, needed to provide 3 references, contacted all my references to ask if I can use them, 2 didn't respond back, 1 guy I haven't seen in a year, but we're always texting, said sure I can use him, so I provide him, he's my only reference. Didn't get the job.
6 weeks unemployed, i've applied to like 10 different positions this month, don't really have anymore references, I don't really want to bother people that don't respond, I understand that it's annoying for them...and if someone doesn't respond, that could mean they don't want me to use them as a reference, so I understand. I am now resorting to minimum wage jobs and hoping they don't require references, because I can only provide 1 at most.
Just wondering how the rest of you do it... I am always close with everyone at work, I have a really friendly and personable personality. but when I leave, it quickly becomes like we're strangers. The entire reference thing just doesn't make sense to me. I have to always bother people, multiple times, like a beggar. I don't want to because I understand that people don't want to be bothered for things outside of work. I have good experience in the positions I apply to, they are all warehousing positions, and i've done warehousing for 4 years, good experience in all departments, but they always say "please bring 3 references to the interview." I tried applying to security as well, because I hear a lot of students do that, but the application form itself required 3 professional references.