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Interesting situation about resumes and references

BenJammin

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DOP here just passed around some intern resumes and there's one here that stuck out. The girl is in pharmacy school and her experience is just a couple of years of retail work. I noticed that she worked at an independent and the owners were her parents who are both pharmacists. She listed one of them as a reference.

I have pretty much no hiring input but we find it to be an interesting dilemma. I know you shouldn't put family members as a reference but how else would we find out the work ethic of this young lady? Should they have put a tech and thus downgraded their references? This is why I never look at references anyway. All they're going to do is put people on there who will blow sunshine up their ass but the other pharmacists disagree with me. Is that appropriate to put family members as a reference if you have only worked for them throughout your life?
 
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BenJammin

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A P3, have 2 prof as recommendations... for a intern job? why r u so hard on her :cool:

Well, there isn't much they can do I guess if they only work with family. I'd probably laugh if she put a technician down instead of her pharmacist parent. What should be the standard? I always thought a nice mix of academic references and work references was the way to go, hence the question.
 
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