Seal the Deal: How to Get Great Job References and Recommendations

A major factor in getting a job offer is the reference check. Having great references can go a long way in helping you stand out and “seal the deal” with a new employer. But waiting until the last minute to find references, not knowing what your references are saying about you, and leaving this key component of the job search to chance can sink your prospects.

In this webinar, learn how to:

  • secure strong references and recommendations
  • determine who makes a good reference or recommender
  • approach potential references
  • coach your references and recommenders so that their feedback can help you.

The webinar, sponsored by Association CareerHQ and led by certified career coach Phaedra Brotheron, will also offer tips to help you get good LinkedIn recommendations—and mitigate potentially bad ones—to ensure that your third-party endorsements support your candidacy and goals in the best possible way.


Phaedra R. Brotherton

Phaedra Brotherton, CPRW, JCTC, CDF partners with association/nonprofit mid-career and executive professionals to develop career strategies and effective resumes, bios, LinkedIn profiles, and other materials to help them meet their job search and career goals. Phaedra is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), a Certified Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC), and a trained Career Development Facilitator (CDF) through the National Career Development Association. A 24-year member of ASAE, Phaedra has worked as a communications and publishing professional for several associations and nonprofits, including the Society for Human Resource Management, the American Nurses Association, and most recently the American Society for Training and Development. Committed to career and professional development for association professionals, Phaedra served for several years on ASAE’s Communications Roundtable Committee and as a Gold Circle Judge. She’s also been active member of Association Media and Publishing as an Excel Award Judge and a member of the Education Committee, serving both on the Lunch and Learn committee and the Annual Conference committee. Before launching her career consulting and resume business full-time, Phaedra served as the Manager of the Career Development Community of Practice for the American Society for Training and Development, where she managed career resources and services, including the ASTD Job Bank. Phaedra keeps up on the latest best practices in career management and job search through her memberships in the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches, the National Career Development Association, the National Resume Writers Association, and Career Directors International.

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
December 14, 2017 12:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
Seal the Deal: How to Get Great Job References and Recommendations
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