(Closed) Has anyone NOT gotten the job after a reference check?

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 18
3010 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@OttawaBride2011: Good luck!  I just went through this myself and was very nervous and impatient.  I provided my now employers with names, numbers, and e-mails.  I learned that HR e-mailed my references instead of calling.  It was exciting to read what they wrote (they all forwarded me the e-mails).  But it was more nerve wracking waiting for the call back knowing they had gotten in touch with my references.  I found out Friday night (interview was Tuesday) that they wanted to hire me.  Hopefully you’ll hear something by then or even before!  Keep us updated!

Post # 19
1 posts



Is it all states that require 3 ref. Checks? I am waiting to heard back from this job that I really meshed well with. I know that they contacted 2 of my references yesterday but still haven’t heard anything. I had a second interview last Tuesday where they told me if I was selected for the job they would then call refs. Is that a formality or should I be hopeful to get the job? 

I found out one of my references changed jobs and I have no contact info for her anymore, so I emailed the agency and asked if I could provide additional references. They were happy to hear from me and welcomed additionall references. By the end of the string of emails I was told she would try to contact my refs that day, but that didn’t happen. The next day they contacted two. Today I’ve heard nothing and none of my other refs have gotten a call. 


On my resume I have 3 professional refs, and 2 personal refs. In my email I gave them 3 additional professional refs, so they have plenty to go off of! I’m driving myself crazy wondering how long to wait 

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