I know a person who showed work experience for 3 years instead of 3 months. No one called or checked previous employer.
@Bill Branstetter Hello Bill, I filled out a few applications that requested references but whether or not they actually reached out is anyone’s guess at this point. I’m not a fan of the practice but it is what it is.
From the other side of the desk - I do not check references.
I was once trying to hand off a new department to my counter-part in Australia - she had transferred from a different department - she found every excuse to never be available for training, it dragged on for monts, was rude, knew nothing about digital marketing, graphics, HTML (all needed to do the job).
I mentioned the issues to our VP - His reply, "That's strange, she had wonderful references".
Sometimes a good reference is given to get rid of a bad worker.
All I can say is that it just depend upon the type of job you are applying for as to whether the employer will check your references.
My experience they always check my references.
I believe you should be checking References. With the right interview questions you can find out alot.
One company, in 30+ years, has called my references - I've been working with them almost 17 years now.
In the trucking industry it’s actually a DOT requirement for potential employers to contact former or current employers. They have to verify a driver’s experience by federal law. Unfortunately, those employers don’t have to respond of up to 30 days. I almost lost a job because of that when my former employer didn’t want to verify my employment because I received a better job opportunity.
They ask for them depending on the job and the level of the position.
Multi technical experience in Dubai 17year experience