Asking for Recommendations - How?
What I'd like to do is ask my references for a recommendation to have on hand to give to anyone who asks during my job search (as opposed to having them call/contact them every time, which I imagine will get very old very quickly as I begin my job search). My only concern is that my having seen a copy of the rec beforehand will invalidate it in the eyes of the co. and they won't accept this. Is this something I should be able to do, or will most companies/organizations not accept a recommendation this way?
If that is the case, how do I reconcile asking my references to do several recommendations (either phone or written)? I feel like my job search shouldn't become such a large burden/inconvenience for them (my job history is limited, so I don't have a wide pool of references to choose from). Can anyone offer any advice in this area?