More than 80% of hiring managers require references before making a job offer. And today, hiring managers are more likely to use reference feedback to differentiate between candidates and obtain critical insights rather than as a perfunctory last step before hiring.
Here are some tips to help you manage the reference process wisely.
Tip #1: Make sure you understands the reference process.
Candidates often confuse the reference checking process with background screening. Our infographic explains the differences between the two processes, and how, when combined, what emerges is a more detailed and more insightful view of your candidates. >>
Tip #2: Make sure you choose the right references.
Tip #3: Identify any internal references.
Tip #4: Make sure you prepare your references.
Tip #5: Speaking of contact information…
Tip #6: Keep your lists of references up to date.
Tip #7: Sometimes a you will need to look farther.
References can make or break your job search. Your job is to make the process as easy as possible so that hiring managers get valuable feedback quickly to reach an informed decision about you.