professional reference check

Reference required for safe business, a good employee 

EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE CHECKS

References

References are used by companies as a predictor of your potential success on the job. You should choose references who are familiar with your work history, educational background, communication skills and personality. Avoid citing family members.

Interviewing Skills

It is a good idea to be familiar with the types of questions asked during an interview. There are a number of good reference books available at your local bookstore and/or library, and on the internet.

Presentation Skills

You should be knowledgeable about the company and the position for which you are interviewing. Ask the company to send you information, visit libraries, or search the internet. Current employees of the company can also offer valuable insight.

General Skills

When searching for prospective employees, industry generally searches for people with:

Excellent interpersonal communication skills
A demonstrated ability to learn new skills
A demonstrated knowledge of computers
Strong work ethic
Ability to perform as a team player

Reference Checks are not a waste of time if they are:

  • Completed verbally;
  • Done thoroughly;
  • Conducted with the right person;
  • Specific to the key duties, outcomes and attitudes required in the role
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