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ChinaJewel

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I am not bothered to go to work anymore. I'm planning on going self-employed. But if I was to do volunteering. Wha could I do if I am struggling for any references? I got a reference from an employability training course from 2013 and another one from 2016, But I don't know if I could use those people now. And I have gone from one place to the next in the past. I couldn't find anything right for me. I feel awkward about these being contacted now as it had been a long time. I don't know if it's worth to bother.

I wouldn't ask a neighbour as not everybody gets on with their neighbours.
 
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R_Sxo

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Perhaps you could get a reference from your university or school tutor? People often go to them. Also, not all roles will ask for a reference, so if it's an issue, you could look for a place that doesn't ask for references. Once you've worked there for a while, you can get one :)
 
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LORD BURT

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Most folk do not actually follow up on the references. Exceptions being the NHS.
 
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A relative of mine ended up working with a convicted paedophile after the company failed to do a DBS check.
Police came to arrest him at work as he'd done it again.
Then the company checked and found he had a record. 😠
 

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