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Reference checks when applying for a job: what exactly happens during this process?

I have a job and am looking for a new one. The Human Resources manager pretty much hates me and I do not know why. I have never done anything or been written up at all, so I obviously have a clean record. However, personally she seems to hate me. Will she be contacted? If so, what will she be asked? Is there any way her personal opinion of me could prohibit me in any way? If I am asked for references, will those references be the only ones asked about me in a personal manner?

Asked By: SC - 9/25/2010
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Unless she is extremely stupid, she will not say anything bad: there have been many cases where people sued because of bad references, and the company has always lost. Because of this, many companies have a rule that says they can only state when you worked there and the position in which you worked, and nothing about... More
Answered By: fishywiki - 9/25/2010
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I always chuckle when I see posting like this. If she 'hates you' she'll give you a good reference to get rid of you. Think about it.....
Answered By: cainvest1 - 9/25/2010
 
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