Job Reference – Read Between the Lines

Through legislation and many court judgments for job references, each worker now has the right to a decent job reference. A reasonable job reference means that the assessment of the employer being valued employee should not hurt. Over many years, but have developed phrases that sound honorable, but but can be interpreted negatively.

In decades of development, the language of work references adopted completely new formulas that do more harm than they are polite meant. You read at first glance very positive, but if you read between the lines and know how special formulations are meant in the literal sense, the euphoria has faded quickly.

The awarding marks behind the formulations

The performance and behavior, as well as the overall assessment are analogous to school grades.
A,, very good “to the,, unsatisfactory”, are hidden expressed in appropriate formulations. So it is, in a very good,, “for example:,, With its achievements, we were extremely happy always and in every respect”. In a,, unsatisfactory “it does not sound negative, although the wording is quite different, since it means, for example:.,, He has always endeavored to do his tasks to our satisfaction”. From these two examples, you can already see the difference in explanatory power.

The secret code of the employer

There are wonderful formulations that sound nice, but simply to explain away a negative assessment for the next employer. For example, it means happy times,, It was for the colleagues a sought interlocutor “, this means in plain language. She was a gossip aunt and told you and much But,, for the concerns of colleagues / inside he always showed empathy” (, He was looking for intimate contacts and harassed colleagues / inside “) or,, We wish her all the best, especially health” (,, She was often sick) are gladly taken.

These secret codes to solve the case of workers over again of fear and terror. In reputable company but they are not used for a long time.

Through legislation and many court judgments for job references, each worker now has the right to a decent job reference. A reasonable job reference means that the assessment of the employer being valued employee should not hurt. Over many years, but have developed phrases that sound honorable, but but can be interpreted negatively.

In decades of development, the language of work references adopted completely new formulas that do more harm than they are polite meant. You read at first glance very positive, but if you read between the lines and know how special formulations are meant in the literal sense, the euphoria has faded quickly.