How-To-Guide for Redefining the Candidate Journey: Step 4 – How to Get Ahead in Your Job Search through Reference Checks

Read this simple (but complete) guide to understanding how to select the best referees to support your job application, the purpose of reference checks, the POPI (Act) permission, and pitfalls of background checks.

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Three Actionable Reference Selection Tips:

  • It’s polite and professional to ask for their permission to be listed as a reference contact.
  • Confirm their correct contact details (spelling of their name, email address, and contact telephone or mobile numbers.
  • State their job title and the company’s name that they worked for while you reported to them.

We hope this helped demystify the process of background and reference checking and that you’ve seen how valuable it is to choose the right person for your reference contact list.

Click here if you missed Step One,Step Two, and Step Three of the How-To-Guide:  Redefining the Candidate Journey.  And, if you need help with crafting a killer CV – click here.

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