How do you find out if current employer is giving you a bad reference on current job seeking opportunities?
I have applied for three jobs within agency, and have been looked over for various reasons ( need someone with supervisory experience, etc.) I have recently applied for two jobs outside of our agency, but have not heard anything back from either.....not even contacted for an interview.
Asked By: Delaney - 3/26/2008
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it may not be at all your old employer. I worked for HR a wile back and i can tell you that your resume is the first thing to get into the door. look over your resume and if you can have a professional look at it many community centers offer help in these matters for free. Secondly, look over the market you are... More
Answered By: a n - 3/26/2008
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This is a tough job market right now in some areas, so it may just be that your resume has not come across as a top choice. Usually, a prospective employer will not contact your current employer until they have interviewed you and decided they like you. Could be same type scenario within your own agency... More
Answered By: walkinandrockin - 3/26/2008
i was job searching for 2 months straight, i took a job because i had to bring in some money. a month after i took the job employers started to contact me. it takes about 3 or 4 months to get a job now. you cant just walk in and ask for... More
Answered By: llano c - 3/26/2008
Have a friend that has a business call for a reference. Then you will know. Most employers will want to get rid of someone that is looking for another job.. Expect that to be next..
Answered By: Fonz - 3/26/2008
Usually your references aren't contact until after you have an actual interview and are being considered for the position. I do know agencies check references because I recently applied to one and they did. You could ask your agency what kind of feedback they have been given when checking references, I'm sure they will... More
Answered By: mcabrera - 3/26/2008
This happened to me lately. So I just called them and asked if I could use them as a reference and what type of reference they would give me. They told me... More
Answered By: wizzards_23 - 3/26/2008
Lots of reasons why no call back... More
Answered By: MAC - 3/26/2008
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