(Closed) Reference checks, AFTER I accepted the offer?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
4008 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@highschoolhoneys:  Ditto to the PP. They just want to confirm that you’re as awesome as they think you are 🙂 way to go!

Post # 7
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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@adoc86:  yep, me too! 


Totally normal 🙂

Post # 8
2742 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

This is normal in the state of virginia they cant check references until after you sign.


Post # 9
1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Normal in my state too.  My employer called my references after I accepted their offer.

Post # 10
9680 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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@adoc86:  +1. Was just about to say, it must have been a conditional offer.

Post # 11
1511 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@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!  Smile

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