You have to be careful who you choose as a professional reference. Some people will claim to be for you when they are really against you and everything that you stand for. Many people are professional pretenders. If you have had good job interviews without any employment offers you may want to rethink who you have listed as a professional reference. You may want to have a friend or professional service test your references for you. In this world there are unfortunately many people who will smile in your face, laugh with you, agree with you while simultaneously plotting to take you down or keep you from rising up.
Have you ever giving someone a bad employment reference or learned that you got an unfavorable job reference from someone you thought you could trust? Or like me have you witnessed someone give someone else a bad job reference? What were the circumstances? Who was involved in the deed and what was said? On the hand how have you ensured that youve only gotten good professional references? What precautions have you taken? Let us know in the comments below how you were able to choose a professional, reliable, trustworthy employment reference.