references... letter or number

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    Say you are a new grad..if an interviewer ask for 2 references ...and you want to use a previous clinical professor
    1-are photocopies of that letter acceptable?
    2-Are just providing their name and number ok?
    3-What if you havent interacted with that person in a while?
    4- what if you hardly have professional references
    any ideas

    sorry for asking so many questions lol but seriously

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    You should reconnect with a reference every so often. I call when I am looking for a new job and let that person know and I ask again if it is still ok to use them for a reference. This also helps keep me up to date on whether I still have good contact info for the reference person. The person doing the interview will let you know if a letter is preferred or if just giving the name and number are ok. If you are going to use a photocopied letter of reference, it should have a generic salutation, such as "To Whom It May Concern". Do not use a letter that is addressed to someone else by name. You need to come up with a minimum of two references and better yet, four or even five. Do this before you start your search. Go to more than one instructor at your former school, use former supervisors/employers, clergyman, etc., anyone that knows you in any capacity other than a relative. As time goes on, you will add more definitive references to your list and those people you will want to keep in contact. Good luck.
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    Quote from caliotter3
    You should reconnect with a reference every so often. I call when I am looking for a new job and let that person know and I ask again if it is still ok to use them for a reference. This also helps keep me up to date on whether I still have good contact info for the reference person. The person doing the interview will let you know if a letter is preferred or if just giving the name and number are ok. If you are going to use a photocopied letter of reference, it should have a generic salutation, such as "To Whom It May Concern". Do not use a letter that is addressed to someone else by name. You need to come up with a minimum of two references and better yet, four or even five. Do this before you start your search. Go to more than one instructor at your former school, use former supervisors/employers, clergyman, etc., anyone that knows you in any capacity other than a relative. As time goes on, you will add more definitive references to your list and those people you will want to keep in contact. Good luck.
    thanks caliotter.


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