Post # 1
Just curious if anyone has experience with this…
I accepted a written job offer and agreed to start the new position in 2 weeks. The hiring manager called me to confirm this, and then asked that I schedule a drug test (to be expected) and then asked for 3 references that they could call.
Is it weird to do the reference checks after they already extended me an offer? This company has a strict/unique hiring process, and even though I have nothing to worry about regarding my references, it still seems unusual to me.
In my experience as an applicant and as the person doing the hiring, reference checks are usually done before the offer is extended.
Post # 3
I’m a teacher, and this happened with me on my current job. My principal called to offer me the job “pending reference checks.” Once he called my references, I went in the next day to sign my contract.
Post # 4
My references were checked after I was offered the job. The offer was conditional on my references checking out and me passing my background check.
Post # 5
@highschoolhoneys: Ditto to the PP. They just want to confirm that you’re as awesome as they think you are 🙂 way to go!
Post # 6
Thanks!! 🙂 You think after 3 interviews they would KNOW how awesome I am haha.
Post # 8
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This is normal in the state of virginia they cant check references until after you sign.
Post # 9
Normal in my state too. My employer called my references after I accepted their offer.
Post # 10
@adoc86: +1. Was just about to say, it must have been a conditional offer.
Post # 11
@highschoolhoneys: This was the case at my current company. I didn’t really think it was too unusual at the time, though … I figured they just wanted to be 100% sure that everything checked out (references, drug screen, and background check) before I started. I think this is pretty common … Don’t worry about it!
Post # 12
thanks for the advice ladies!
the offer letter did say it was “contingent upon background checks and drug screening.” however, i already notified my work that i will be switching companies. so hopefully i have nothing to worry about like you posters said!