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Old 05-04-2009, 02:33 PM
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Is it the Reference Check that is done before a Job Offer and then the Background Check is done AFTER the job offer?
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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You have it correctly in the usual order. Unless you're a teacher. Then the background has to be done prior to hiring, at least in PA.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:41 PM
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You have it correctly in the usual order. Unless you're a teacher. Then the background has to be done prior to hiring, at least in PA.
Ok because it was in the month of April when I decided to add my supervisor from my last job as a reference since they already ask on the job applications can we contact your last supervisor. So I called him to let him know that don't say anything that will cause me a job offer unless you want me to be homeless-lol


So he is the only one I'm concerned bout on my list.
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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Ok because it was in the month of April when I decided to add my supervisor from my last job as a reference since they already ask on the job applications can we contact your last supervisor. So I called him to let him know that don't say anything that will cause me a job offer unless you want me to be homeless-lol


So he is the only one I'm concerned bout on my list.
So is this the same manager that you refused to give the password to? You better hope he didn't figure out you were being difficult to be difficult with the password, otherwise, he may cost you a job if you have him as a reference.
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:57 PM
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So is this the same manager that you refused to give the password to? You better hope he didn't figure out you were being difficult to be difficult with the password, otherwise, he may cost you a job if you have him as a reference.

He never made a big deal about the password and told me a month ago he wished I was still there because things are getting crazy. So I shouldn't have anything to worry about
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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You have it correctly in the usual order. Unless you're a teacher. Then the background has to be done prior to hiring, at least in PA.
Same in Florida. For non-faculty jobs in FL, hire then background check and drug screen, then start date.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:30 PM
 
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I think it's all crazy. They should do both the reference check AND the background check BEFORE they even offer the job. Then if the background check comes back with something unsatisfactory they can move on to the next candidate.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:34 PM
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I think it's all crazy. They should do both the reference check AND the background check BEFORE they even offer the job. Then if the background check comes back with something unsatisfactory they can move on to the next candidate.
I know makes more sense, I know so many stories of someone getting a job offer and then haven't the offer taken away after the background check.
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:29 AM
 
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I think it's all crazy. They should do both the reference check AND the background check BEFORE they even offer the job. Then if the background check comes back with something unsatisfactory they can move on to the next candidate.
They don't require non-faculty to spend the money prior to job offer, and I certainly understand why. Telling an $8/hour janitor that they have to spend the time and money for a background check before they can even apply? That's almost two days take home pay for them.
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in TN
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I guess it varies from place to place? For my current job, my boss interviewed me, decided she wanted to hire me, and sent my application/resume back up to Human Resources. When I applied for the position, they sent it down to her for consideration, she interviewed me, and then that's when she sent it back up to them. They checked references as part of the background check, and although I was fairly confident I was going to be offered the job, I didn't hear back about a job offer for probably over a month. This was because they had to go through the background check/reference check process, and I think they also had to verify my years of experience because it affected how much they offered me to start. Then they (HR) called me to extend the official job offer and to schedule an appointment for me to come in and do the drug test and sign some paperwork. I work for a mid-sized company, I guess--about 1500-1800 employees.
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