Forum: Career Discussion

Category: Career

Sub Category: CV & Resume

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Job References are an incredibly important factor of recruitment for one main reason; they validate the candidate and what the candidate has put on their CV.

Sometimes the best resume, with the smartest covering letter, or even the strongest interview skills are not enough to persuade an employer to hire you. Almost 60% of employers claim that they have had to withdraw an offer of employment after receiving poor references about successful applicants. 

So for getting a job you also need to know and place the right reference, who can discuss and confirm your abilities related to a particular position you’re applying for.                                     Reference can be of two types; personal and professional. Personal reference is also known as character reference.

At “” candidate or job seekers can name both professional and personal reference according to their choice. But preference is given to personal reference and the logic behind it is, personal referee will know the candidate more and can vouch for his/her character and abilities.

As our 'Smart Resume' focuses on candidates 'Core competencies', 'professional and soft skills', Academic projects, a personal reference will be the best option to verify these information about a candidate. As the candidate loads his/ her reference details online at, a set of questionnaires is sent to the candidate’s given referee, asking verification about the candidate’s information. In this process the candidate is verified, before being graded.

It is for the first time in Bangladesh that any digital job platform has introduced the option of encouraging parents and family members to act as a referee. The concept is to promote family family bondage, the best way to assess one's soft skills and to facilitate transparency within the employer and employee at the same time

Significance of Job References
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