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05-10-2006, 01:54 AM
I have a few references already and have already notified them. There is one guy at my work who I don't really know personally, but over the past 2 years or so he has emailed my bosses to let them know that I am doing a superb job with him and his group. (I work in I.T. in a Corporate environment) We have a good rapport but again do not have a personal relationship. More business like. Would it be proper to ask him to be a reference? My other references include my 47 year old neighbour (Senior Insurance inspector), my 32 friend that I knew when I was 16-20 and have come in contact with him again (he's a parole officer), and another old friend that is now a Police Officer. I feel if I get a fellow from work it would cover all of the bases. Business and Personal acquaintances.
What do you think?
[quote:d65392f5ff=\"fjacky\"]There is one guy at my work who I don't really know personally...he has emailed my bosses...[/quote:d65392f5ff]
How do you know that he's sent these emails? I'd be willing to guess* that it's your boss(es) that have mentioned it to you. Personally, I'd feel it more important to include someone that would be able to answer indepth, detailed questions for a BGI officer. Perhaps, by focussing on the recepient of the email, rather than the sender, it would accomplish this.
Conversely, I'd be asking why this individual is providing a distant contact and not a closer affiliation. It would certainly leave me asking questions.
*And if my guess is right, given the opportunity, they'll probably communicate this info on to the BGI officer as well.
Just my $.02
05-10-2006, 01:00 PM
I've seen these emails because he included me on the email to my bosses. And he is not providing a distant contact, we both have busy jobs to do in different departments (him being higher up than me) It just seems whenever him or someone in his group as an issue he feels that I do a very good job.
I was only curious. I thought it would be helpful to have someone that is not in my personal life to reflect on my work habits.
I think its safe to put that individual on your list, because your habits at work are examined as well....I really don't think it would hurt.
Just my opinion of course
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