Are you looking for a job, but haunted by what your former supervisor may say when contacted for a reference check? Were your previous evaluations bad or were you terminated? The good news is you can move forward despite an imperfect work record.
First, stop worrying about what may be said and find out, by contacting your previous employer. See if an agreement can be reached so the negative incident or work history is not shared. Explain that you have grown from the experience and will apply the lessons learned to new opportunities.
If reaching out to your past employer is not an option, there are others strategies to pursue when a bad mark exists on your work record:
Don’t let your past employment problems jeopardize future job prospects. Take action to transition into your next job wiser and more focused. Do you have other tips? Please share.
Robin Farmer is a freelance journalist with a focus on health, education and business. Visit her at RobinFarmerWrites.com.