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Cracking the Ex-Files

September 2, 2003
Conventional wisdom says that former employers won't give references. But, as with so many things, the conventional wisdom is wrong. The techniques for getting the straight story on a job candidate include offering a 1-to-10 scale, expecting cooperation and even faxing over a copy of states' laws that hold employers blameless if the information they share is truthful and without malice. Plus: Steps for fine-tuning the vetting of a job applicant's past.
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