Reference check prior to interview?!
April 1, 2014 5:16 AM Subscribe
An employer contacted my references today (it is a condition of the application that you list your references up front). I haven't been advised of an interview. The first catch is that this is an old employer who I used to temp for. I know that manager thinks highly of me.
posted by glache to Work & Money (8 answers total)
The second catch is that I applied for a permanent position while I was still temping with them (and he knew what I was like at that point--he had started in the job 2 months prior to this and my contract ended 2 weeks after I failed to get the job), and he did not contact my references prior to the interview.
Is this unprofessional behaviour? It is not typical in our industry for references to be contacted prior to interview.