Do potential employers review refrences before making hiring plans?

  1. I had an interview today and the employer said, that she has to review my interview and my refrences and she told me to give the numbers to her? Do you think, that is what is standard or I did not get hired?
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  3. by   hlfpnt
    Most employers will call your references...that's a pretty standard practice. I don't think I've ever gone for any job, even as a MA, that didn't check my references.
  4. by   am17sg05
    employers really need your references.they would either call or send a letter to be filled up by the reference containing evaluation of your work.
  5. by   Markthemalenurse
    Yes they do check your references. They need to know what type of person they may be hiring. They need to know if you are reliable. (The job I will be starting next week only called one of my references out of the three I had listed).
  6. by   Tweety
    I've been called by a employers that are checking the references of friends. They do consider it.

    The last time was an agency whom I told "you should hire her, she'd be an asset". Her answer was "we already have, we're just going through the motions." Whatever that means.
  7. by   Altra
    Yes, references get checked. Why would you think that they wouldn't?

    Actually, if they're checking your references this may be a good sign. This is often performed by an outside agency and costs the hiring facility money ... they only check the references of candidates who have passed muster on the interview, qualifications, etc.
  8. by   DolphinRN84
    Yeah they do check references. I also had an interview this past Thursday, and after the interview with the nurse manager, she had said that I would be notified this week. The HR lady had to check references and stuff. Oh and I did get the job Start in a couple of weeks. Yeah I would think it would be standard to check references.
  9. by   Adria
    Employers do check references. From what I know they only ask a couple of questions, such as "did so and so work there" and "would you hire them again".
  10. by   kocoman
    Whose references do you give? is the one from HR or the DON? is written references fine? Also is there a policy where the staff cannot give out references?? I was told only the DON can give references. What about just the "dates worked", will HR do that?
  11. by   onduty23
    i have a reference from may 2006 is that still valid to use like in february 2007 when i apply for a job?

    i hate to bug my reference folks again for recommendation
  12. by   Daytonite
    Quote from onduty23
    i have a reference from may 2006 is that still valid to use like in february 2007 when i apply for a job?

    i hate to bug my reference folks again for recommendation
    It is just plain common courtesy to give your reference person a call and let them know that you are applying for jobs again and would like to use them as a reference again. That way they will be prepared for any letters or calls they will get. It happens rarely, but there are people out there that will steal identities and use your background information as their own. Your reference person wouldn't know this though.

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