1. Pick people you like.
2. Ask them to be a job reference for you.
3. Arm your job references with information.
4. Thank your job references in a meaningful way.
5. Always offer to return the favor.
When someone does you a solid like giving you a great job reference, you must offer to return the favor. They took time out of their day just to say wonderful things about you. That’s going above and beyond for you. And if you feel like maybe that wasn’t much of a sacrifice for them, just remember that what goes around comes around, so keep your karma positive.