Why haven't my references been called!?
January 27, 2012 11:25 AM Subscribe
Have you ever been hired for a job where your new employer didn't call your references (for whatever reason)?
posted by timpanogos to Work & Money (28 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am applying for a new job and I am very certain I aced the interview, they loved me, I loved them, I am highly qualified, etc, but I know for a fact that they have not called my references yet. They are supposed to be making a decision "early next week" and this has me very nervous. I thought I would at least be in the top tier of candidates for the position. I know I am speculating but have you ever been hired for a position where your references just plain weren't called at all? The position I am being hired for is in city government so I would think they would want to know a little about my background but I am not sure. My friend who did hiring for a long time said that he only called references when he was "sketched out" by the job candidate. Anyways, any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!