Providing Structure to Interviews and Reference Checks
- Winning the End Game. Nemko, Marty // California Job Journal;12/14/2008, Vol. 26 Issue 1165, p4
The article offers advice for applying for a job. Jobs are frequently won or lost after the interview. Days after sending a thank-you note, it is advisable to call to ask one's standing. If a concern is addressed, explain why it is unjustified and have a reference to do so. The author also...
- Outshine Your Competition. Orr, Chandra // California Job Journal;9/13/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 1202, p7
The article discusses the characteristics of an excellent resume that can help one stands out from among the a group of applicants. It says that such resume should be specific in describing related skills and experience needed by the employer. Another is, such resume should also be concise and...
- Screening for Gold. Walker, Adam // Building Economist;Sep2008, p16
The article provides useful job interview tips that challenge interviewees and prevent them from avoiding difficult questions. It suggests to interview two people during the first interview in order to obtain two perspectives and to have a measurable interview sheet to help you highlight core...
- Hiring for Fit -- Part 4. McKenna, Terry // National Petroleum News;Apr2009, Vol. 101 Issue 4, p13
The article presents part four of a four part series on employee interviewing, the post-interview process. It cites reviewing and summarizing interview notes, contacting at least two out of the three references, and conducting background checks for safety measures. It also includes scheduling of...
- References Are Available on Request. Becze, Elisa // ONS Connect;Nov2008, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p34
The article presents a discussion about references of job applicants. It is noted the most employers require applicants to provide references to check their professional and personal qualities. It is noted that applicants have two professional references and two personal references. It is...
- How to Get Your Foot in the Door. Orr, Tamra B. // Career World;Sep2003, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p18
Presents several ways that can help job seekers know if a job is suited for them and make an impression on a future boss at the same time. Internship; Temporary service; Explanation about informational interviewing; Discussion on volunteering.
- The Art of Obtaining 'Good' References. Ayers, Vicky // INSIGHT into Diversity;Dec2013, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p14
The article offers the author's view on employment references. She mentions the aim of a reference interview towards the acquisition of a historical perspective on the performance of job applicants instead of searching for reasons to eliminate them. She also notes that good references render...
- Who's Kidding Whom? The Reference Dilemma. Bishop, Phil // Management Review;May91, Vol. 80 Issue 5, p59
Explores the problems facing employers in getting and giving accurate employee references. Guidelines for employer who is called upon to screen a potential employee or to act as a reference for a former employee; Tips for employee interviewing.
- 'Before I check your references...'. // HR Weekly;12/22/2014, Vol. 2 Issue 51, p4
The article discusses checking references of a candidate for a job, and suggests to ask the applicant what one would likely hear when the interviewer asks the character references submitted by the applicant, to listen for the description of the applicant by the reference, and to compare references.