Mar. 21st, 2010

Argh.

Mar. 21st, 2010 07:21 pm
jadecat: (Star Trek Work Sucks)
As I may have mentioned before, the hubs and I are relocating in a couple months. Which brings up the hard part of trying to find a new job. I've spent not long enough, probably, revising my resume. Trying to make me sound fantabulous! Or at least someone a prospective employer should call. There's just one problem...

References.

I have none. This will be a problem I think. See, the current bosses don't do recommendations. They'll verify employment start and end dates, and a few other pieces of information, but they don't do recommendations. They have their reasons, and it kind of makes sense. This just puts me in a really bad spot. My co-workers are off site the majority of the time. I'm sure they can get recommendations from the site coordinators they interact with. Me? Not so much. Plus with my coworkers always off site- I don't actually work closely with any of them at all. I can't imagine asking any of them to be a reference for me because to be honest- they don't know my work. So they wouldn't be able to comment on it.

Not only that, but I've been there almost five years- the people I worked with before are no longer at those employers (I tried contacting them awhile ago), and I have no idea how to find them. My last long term job before this one also had a policy of no references- it was a temp job and the person I worked with at the temp company left a week before I did.

I have no idea what to do. I'm not sure how to explain that I really don't have anyone that can be called as a reference.

Ideas?


(ETA- okay, apparently I haven't mentioned it here before, as has been pointed out. Hubby and I are going to be moving to Ann Arbor, MI. Back for me, new for him. :) )

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