Checking References

Reference checking is the final step before the job offer is made. When checking references, you should:

  • Ask behavior based questions around each of the position’s core and job-specific competencies
  • Get an objective description about what each applicant did at their previous job
  • Find out what problems, if any, were encountered

We have provided five different reference checking forms from which to choose. Pick one that suits your purposes or mix and match to create your own reference checking form.