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How much detail should you ask referee to go into...?

Old Jan 13th 2010, 7:13 pm
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Question How much detail should you ask referee to go into...?

Just wondered if anyone could give a little insight into references for me.

Under the FSW programme and in particular, job NOC 7215, this is further broken down into duties, such as Requisition materials and supplies
or Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity

When a past/present employer writes a reference for you, is it sufficient to say; "Joe Bloggs is in charge of buying all materials required for our jobs. He regularly resolves work problems when they arise" or should you ask them to include an example of when they have performed one of the duties in the broken down list? e.g. "Last year I specifically remember when Joe Bloggs resolved a major issue we had with a building firm and the way they always did so-and-so thing. Joe implemented a new working practice to specifically take care of XYZ to prevent this from happening in the future"

D'ya know what i'm getting at?

What sort of things did employers past/present write to assist in showing that you met the criteria of a specific NOC?

Thanks in advance, Katie
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Old Jan 13th 2010, 7:19 pm
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you need to be adding some of the below into the letter

Main duties
Contractors and supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

* Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of carpenters who construct, renovate and maintain structures of wood and other building materials and build and install interior finishing in residential, commercial and industrial buildings; and of cabinetmakers who construct and repair custom wooden cabinets, furniture, fixtures and related products
* Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
* Requisition materials and supplies
* Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity
* Train or arrange for training of workers
* Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
* Ensure standards for safe working conditions are observed
* Prepare schedules and other reports
* May manage the operations of own company
* May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.
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Old Jan 13th 2010, 7:21 pm
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hiya,

Yes have that list to hand in digital and printed format.

I suppose what i'm asking is, do you need to ask referees/employers to give specific examples of when you've done this things, as opposed to just saying "Joe Bloggs trains or arranges training of workers"
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