Question: “Is it appropriate to ask during an interview what the company policy
is regarding giving references? I worked for a company for two years,
and then decided to move on. It was then that I learned about the
company’s strict “no-reference” policy. It was not mentioned in the
employee manual. Now I have a gap in my references that looks bad
through no fault of my own.” — Donna Byerly
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