A Common Problem

Occasionally, job seekers will say they’ve only worked for one employer for the last decade, and they don’t want that employer to know they’re looking for other employment. This sort of situation has to be respected. One of the unwritten codes in the reference-checking business is to never jeopardize anyone’s current employment. By the same…

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Who Should be Checked?

The honest answer to the question of who should be checked is simple from an employer’s perspective: everybody. And while that may seem like a flippant answer, it is offered as a sound, sensible, and fundamental truth. Even in informal, everyday life situations, we do a fair amount of checking—and don’t even realize we’re doing…

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