torvald Posted September 1, 2006 Share Posted September 1, 2006 (edited) i am seeking employment and my resume is fine... professional referrals are another matter, it's not that i worry about what the folks will say, actually it would be a great help --- it's a matter of finding them. i have held a job for an average of 4-6 years in a computer/ marketing field. two companies i have worked for have been absorbed by other companies or changed names, locations and many employees. i survived 3 rounds of layoffs at one company, remaining the last employee of a specific account. i gave proper notice and followed the same on-site account with another company later on. i can list the supervisors and employees that i worked with at the location of the smaller companies that existed at the time. yet, when a perspective employer or agency calls the new parent company years later, what then? i am really simplifying the situation but am trying to make the question pretty general. i actually googled the names of a few of the references i would like to list... and they come up on the top with their current home phone numbers. i find that creepy and although i had a good rapport with them 6-10 years ago, that would be very odd to call them now, at home. should i call the current incarnations of these companies and talk to a HR person in advance? do parent companies keep the HR documents of the small companies they absorb? any related advice or info would be helpful. thank you. i do capitalize for work, i swear. Edited September 1, 2006 by torvald Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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