Has reference-checking become a check-the-box item? Best answer wins a Nexus 7!

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What is your favorite piece of feedback that a reference has provided you with?

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Date: 2-12-2013

Time: 1:00 PM  

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"look lady, you can quit asking questions, if I could say one damn thing good about him, I would."

"He is very solid technically, but you should be aware that he likes to wear a cape to work."

"He's good but he tends to fall asleep during meetings.  I think he has a medical condition so we really don't discuss it but he's a good worker"

Where they speaking about me?

Julie Hankins said:

"He's good but he tends to fall asleep during meetings.  I think he has a medical condition so we really don't discuss it but he's a good worker"

When asking a candidate for references. "You can call Bob, he's my current manager. He is however, a very heavy drinker, so be sure to call him before 5:00."

"She tends to see everything in her own light but that's OK, she is very independent"

Really? You sure he gave my name as a reference? Really? Wow!

My favorite was a former boss who told me all about the guys family background, bad mouthed him and told me all kinds of bad things he'd done when he worked for him, shouldn't hire him, we'd regret it.  Went on and on but then he said "At least if it's the Jeff I'm thinking about... if it's the other Jeff then you should hire him, he was a great guy.  I have trouble remembering which one is which.  Was this guy blonde?"

He is a good drinker. Worker I don't know.

He's VERY smart, but I don't think I'd have him work with other people.

You may wish to give him some space until he has his first cup of coffee.

Me: "Hi Joe, I'm calling to check a reference for Bob Smith? Bob said you worked together at Company. Do you have a moment?

Joe: "Bob? Bob SMITH? That guy owes me $20!"


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