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Job refferance check?

  • 23-09-2021 6:13pm
    Registered Users Posts: 207 ✭✭ mea_k

    I applied for position 2 weeks agoo had my interview Tuesday last, on Wednesday got second interview, after short phone call Tuesday where HR lady invided me to go to next round.

    Done my interview few hours passed by and I received email from HR lady, she looked for 2 refferances. Thought I might be in luck. None of my refferances where contacted today? Is this normal, or can I forget about offer?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,713 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011

    Some places don't contact references. They may just verify that they exist. So don't make any assumptions yet.

  • Registered Users Posts: 207 ✭✭ mea_k

    The nerves are setting in as I'm upgrading position, career wise.

    And that would clearly yield me on far better income I am on now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,869 ✭✭✭✭ denartha

    References are dying out. Most US firms refuse to give a reference and will only confirm you worked there between 2 different dates. HR Lady might have rung up the HR department in the two previous places and asked them to confirm you did work there on the dates you provided them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 207 ✭✭ mea_k

    Just update for this thread. In case anyone else ever is same situation HR rang and my refferances didn't pick up today. Eventually I gave my refferances phone nummber to call back.

    Got hired today, streight after

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,280 ✭✭✭ beachhead

    Most employers these days do not provide refs apart as said to confirm start and finish dates,position held,promotions recd.They do not contain any comments on an employee's performance or ability.It is possible to get a written reference from your immediate superior depending on your relationship with them over the course of employment-works for new employer.

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