Careers Slideshow: 12 References You Don't Want to See

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 12-16-2009

12 References You Don't Want to See

12 References You Don't Want to SeeBy Ericka Chickowski

12 References You Don't Want to See

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"He couldn't make a decision if his life depended on it."

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"He couldn't manage a group of children."

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"That's why our company had a major layoff—we left her in charge of the finances!"

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Ranking Candidate Skills on a Scale of 1-5: "Can I give a negative number?"

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"I cannot think of any strengths, only weaknesses."

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"I'm sure there are some strengths, but nothing jumps out at me."

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"I'd rather not comment—you can take that however you want."

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"I fired him! He and his buddy had some illegal things going."

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"It was a rather delicate and awkward situation. You should call her other past employers. I made the mistake of not doing that."

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"I'm surprised she even listed us on her work history."

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"Let's save everyone some time. Basically, you could rank him inadequate in all areas."

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"Inadequate would be a positive word for him!"

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