Question: I always hear about how important it is to have professional references, but I haven’t been a job-seeker in several years and haven’t given them much thought lately. The problem now is that I’m looking to make a career change and I’m not sure I have reliable references. How do I go about getting references that best highlight my abilities? – Anonymous

Answer: References pose a challenge to many job-seekers regardless of their level. They allow potential employers to learn more about your skills and qualifications from someone who is already knowledgeable about your experience. They’re often requested by a hiring manager looking to bring you on to their team after they’ve completed interviews and reviewed your

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