CategoryJob References

What Happens After Reference Check?

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After sending out applications and completing a lengthy interview process, one of the final steps before getting a new job is a reference check. But once you finally get to the reference check part of the process, what does it mean? And what happens after reference check? This article is going to answer those questions, and other related questions around reference checks for you. What Does It...

No Job Offer After Reference Check

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You’ve completed a full interview process with a new company. They’ve checked your references. Everything seems to be going well. But it’s been a few days. And there’s no job offer after the reference check. If what I just described is your situation, it can be confusing and frustrating. To that end, this article is going to unpack what it means if you’ve received no...

Ghosted After Reference Check: What to Do

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An employer calling your references is one of the strongest signs that a job offer may be coming your way soon. However, a reference check certainly does not guarantee a job offer. And there are many instances where an employer may check your references and then go dark on you.  To that end, this article is going to unpack what it means if you are ghosted after a reference check. We’re...

Do Employers Check References for Multiple Candidates?

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If you’re in the final stages of an interview process, and are a serious candidate for a job, there’s a good chance that the company you’re interviewing with will want to check your references. And while a reference check is a good sign, you may be asking questions like “do employers check references for multiple candidates” and “do I get the job if they check...

How Long After a Reference Check to Get a Job Offer?

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A reference check is frequently one of the final steps in the job interview process and can often mean that a job offer is on the way. But how long after a reference check does typically take to get a job offer? And what does it mean if you’re being ghosted by the interviewer after your reference check? This article will answer those questions and others around how long it takes after a...

How Many References Should You Have?

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During the job interview process, a potential employer may ask you to submit references along with your application. Generally, if you’re a candidate that is being considered for the position, that request will happen towards the end of the hiring process. Once they get your references, the employer will then call and ask your references some questions about your background and experience...

Fake References: What Are They and Should I Use Them?

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If you’re interviewing for a job and are finding yourself short of the number of references that you need to provide, you may feel stuck and unsure of what to do.  Ultimately, that could lead you to look at solutions like fake references to fulfill the requirement of the job that you’re requiring for. But what exactly are fake references? And is it a good idea for you to use them...

Relationship to Candidate: What Does It Mean

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If you’re applying for jobs, there’s a good chance that you’ve come across the term “relationship to candidate.” Typically, the term will be used on a job application in regards to job references. This post will define what “relationship to candidate” means, talk about different types of reference relationships, and answer frequently asked questions...

What Is The Purpose of References?

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Professional references are something that you frequently need to provide as a part of a job application and interview process. But why do you actually need to provide them? And what is the purpose of references? This article aims to answer that question, along with other related questions around professional references. What is a Reference for a Job? As we define in the how many references...

Can a Bad Reference Cost You a Job?

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If you apply for a job, and make it all the way through the interview process and onto reference checks, you may feel like you’ve got the role in the bag.  And while a reference check can be one of the top signs that you’ll be receiving a job offer, it doesn’t mean that you’ve got the position locked up yet.  In fact, if you list a bad reference, or one that...

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