Getting a reference from an employer who fired you?

Can you use a previous employer as a reference if they terminated your employment? One reader wanted to know. Hi CareerBeacon! I worked for my most recent employer for over a year. I was fired in January. Can I still get a reference letter from them, even though I was let go? – Jim. First…

How to prep your references. Yes, you have to!

Prep your references before the hiring manager calls. Don’t skip this step. Here’s how to do it. I recently heard yet another story from an acquaintance about getting a surprise call from an employer to be a reference for someone about whom they really didn’t have much good to say. “I thought, ‘really?’” he said….