There should be no such thing as a bad reference. Choose the best of the best to give yourself the reference you deserve. Whether you make it or break it could depend on one quick phone call.
Here are a number of ways to get and keep a good reference:
“Make sure your references know they are your references—it doesn’t represent well when the reference contacted seems surprised you are still using them,” says Kate Laing, Human Resources Manager, of Pacrim Hospitality Services, Inc.