Hello. I began applying for jobs a week before I had my baby. My baby is a month old now and yesterday I had my first interview with a local hospital. This morning I had a phone interview with an insurance company. Within the last 20 minutes, my phone has been off the hook. Many of my old co-workers and nurse friends were texting and calling, "Some background checking company called me about you today." They were aware I used them as references, because of course I asked their permission before doing this. So they were all like, "So which job is this?" I have no idea! I applied to several jobs who asked for references on their application. The job has obviously used an outside company to call these references. I have never had this experience before. I have only known the company to call references, not a "background check" company. Is anyone else familiar with this?