(Closed) Management/Hiring/Recruiting/ HR/Teacher/Any Bees When do you check references?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: When do you think employers check references?
    As a routine for all applicants : (0 votes)
    To narrow down the top choices : (3 votes)
    25 %
    When they already know they want to hire the person but need more info : (8 votes)
    67 %
    Honey, it's too variable to even try to guess : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    3583 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @PamelaBrit:  I would NEVER waste my time with references unless I was serious about a candidate.  I think it’s a great sign.  🙂  I should caveat that though that a lot of gov’t jobs do the pre-background check (aka personal references) merely to designate you as someone qualified for the position, so it really depends on the type of job.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2009 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I agree.  I only check if I know I want them and I’m just crossing my T’s and dotting my I’s

    Post # 6
    Member
    704 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I know the rule used to be “include references at the bottom of your resume” but when I went job hunting, I was told that now, it’s better to keep references until the employer/HR requests them because they’re mostly relevant for final candidates, only.

    Honestly though, I don’t think mine have ever been checked, or my references would have told me later. My employers were pretty satisfied with just getting a background check and an application with the phone numbers of my former employers.

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