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Career Tips

By Sara McCord

As a job applicant, you tend to think a lot about your role in an interview. Much of your prep is you-focused: coming up with stories about your experience, considering unique contributions you could make, and preparing answers for why you’re personally interested in the company mission.

By Adrian Granzella Larssen

When an employer asks for your references, you put down the names of three people who pretty much think you walk on water. (And who you prep ahead of time, right?)

Employers know that. And they know that when they call the list of names you gave, they’re going to get glowing reviews.

You might not recognize the name Kelly Blazek, but her story is one that's probably familiar.