How do you ask for a referral for a job?
Rather, ask: “Do you feel you know my work well enough to refer me for a job at your company?” or “Do you feel you could give me a referral?” That way, your referrer has an out if they are not comfortable providing a referral for you, and you can be assured that those who say “yes” will be enthusiastic about your …
Can you get in trouble for faking a reference?
It’s illegal to lie about your references Employers who hire someone who has lied about their references may be able to try and recover the cost of hiring and paying an employee who has lied. Members of some professions may also suffer disciplinary consequences for lying about their references.
What do you do if you don’t have enough professional references?
You can also try getting in touch with former colleagues who are no longer at the company you worked at together. If that’s the case, then the ban on serving as references probably won’t apply. If you’re a little more desperate, you might ask your landlord, roommate, or longtime friend to jump in and help.