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6. References and Your Network

William Gant1 
Nashville, TN, USA

Long before you start interviewing, you should be building your network and finding good references. Whether it is for your first job or your twentieth job, employers are likely to want to hear from your references. Good references can do anything from simply proving that you worked somewhere to providing references for your good character, work ethic, and skill level. Even for your first development job, it can often be very worthwhile to have a number of good references to vouch for you. In this chapter, we’ll discuss the process of networking and getting good references. ...

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