Chapter 19Reference Checking YourNext Employer

Now that you have an offer or are closer to one, consider this idea. It is rare for a candidate to ever be considered for hire unless his or her references are checked. These are usually previous employers, previous supervisors, or sometimes people with whom the candidate has a personal relationship. They can speak to a candidate’s integrity, character, work ethic, previous work performance, etc. This is one of the very many ways that hiring organizations try to protect themselves from making a mistake in hiring.

What is equally as rare is a candidate that thinks to check the “references” of an organization that he or she is thinking about going to work for. It seldom crosses the candidates’ mind ...

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