When you’re applying for a job, a universal requirement is to provide references. We all take great care crafting a résumé, curating the image we portray to future employers, and rehearsing the possible interview questions, but asking someone else how they feel about you can reveal some important truths.
Would close friends claim you are trustworthy? Would they vouch for your detailed personality and perfectionism? Lying on paper is easy, but a good reference will corroborate and support your abilities in the work place.
If you don’t know what your friends may say about your work ethic, you may want to ask them. Remember, what you say in the interview could be completely forgotten when your reference gives a poor report.