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Is it wise to use high school teachers as job references?

I have to go in for a job interview for a graphic design summer position in a few days. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to use high school teachers I worked closely with as my job references, or should I stick with my manager (whom I'm not that close with) from my old logistics job as a reference?

Asked By: sammy f - 4/26/2008
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Yes, use your teacher. A high school teacher who may have over a 100 students and is willing to say good things about you is a good resume asset. It says you are a good student, mature and a good learner over other students. But why is this an either or type question? Both your manager and teacher should be... More
Answered By: JuanB - 4/26/2008
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You can use some of you teachers especially ones you have worked closelly with. In my experiences I have had one or two employers actualy cally the person and ask them how I did. Another good reason for listing them is if you were a good student they will ask about your grades and thing like that.
Answered By: dentay - 4/26/2008
 
As many as you can that knows you very well.
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Answered By: WhyMe - 4/26/2008
 
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