References overloaded with questionnaires! I have been on a job hunt for 6+ months. I feel bad for my references who work just as hard as I do to land a job. They are constantly being asked to vouch for my character and ability to be a good employee, but then I don't get the job. Anyone else experiencing this? #references #jobhunt2021 #hiringnothiring #meetingaquota #falsehood #jobsearch
Oftentimes, potential employers will ask candidates for references who can vouch for their abilities and personality. Having a solid reference (or references) can make a significant impact on an employer's decision to hire you!
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So, I had a question. I was contacted by a large company for a phone interview. It was supposed to be Weds. at 11 a.m. At 10:57 a.m. the company contacted me via their messaging system, Taleo(?) stating they were canceling the interview. No reason was given. I called the person who was supposed to interview me after finding her number on LinkedIn. She basically said she got called into a meeting. And then said she had to talk to her hiring manager. And then made a third excuse about other candidates? I negotiated my resignation/ termination with my last company. I am rehire-able. Would a company do a reference check before interviewing me? And could someone have said something to sabotage me? I know there is no way to know really. But did anyone ever hear of that. I can't believe this company, it starts with a K ( and they make "breakfast food") , would be so unprofessional. It was just the oddest thing. I wondered if anyone ever had an interview canceled at the last minute? Is there anything I can do to find out why. And can a former employer really sabotage you for no reason? My future depends on my next career move.
Hello everyone,hope all is well. I just want to share some news that happened to me today. I was working a job for 3 half years and was terminated because I went to hr about a situation that i felt was unfair and to my surprise I was terminated about 3 weeks later. I started a job through a temp agency I've Ben there for about 5 months now. So I finally do a application for direct hire they called my old job for a reference and not to my surprise talked down on me and you know what my temp supervisor told me he said oh well guess what their reference doesn't even matter, but mine does so I give you a A plus you will do your paperwork Monday morning so I say to that can't no one stop what god has in store for you its gonna happen regardless of what anyone or any hr has to say about you thank u for reading.
So here's the deal - references can make or break your application. It's no secret. You need to know what people are saying about you when potential employers call. That means you need to let them know that they're a reference! I recommend sending an email or giving your reference a quick call to let them know what you were thinking. If they agree, awesome. If not, you just avoided having a bad reference on your resume!
I was terminated in November for "policy violation"
I commented on a co-workers Facebook post about how messy housekeeper leaves area. Anyway, I e been on four Interviews...All went really great ....But, no call back. I have a feeling my old employer is giving me a bad reference, which is so unfair. I was an excellent worker, always came in when they needed me and went beyond my job expectations.
How can I find out if this is what's going on? I've NEVER blown Interviews in the past. Ever.
I found out my previous employer has been giving me a negative reference check and saying that I was fired from that job when I was actually laid off with a group of other workers when our department closed down. I thought about taking that company off my resume but I worked there for over a year. I don’t know what else I can fill in to make up for that time on my resume. Besides, I think employers will eventually see that I worked there on the background check and think I’m trying to hide something. I need to find a job soon but I’m not sure what I can do about this. Any ideas?
Here's another pickle I need help with. I worked for a year at a medical office and it's on my resume. I CANNOT land a job offer. I am working with someone to help me interviewing. Rejection after rejection starts to eat away after a while. I'm now working two part time jobs. My pickle? I asked someone to do a reference check for me at my receptionist job. HE WON'T CALL THEM BACK! Could this be hurting me? What do I do? I tried to email him and he never amswered. Please help.
I’ve had some awesome reviews in the past that I want to add to my job searching tools. Is there a common process to request this info from previous employers?