REFERENCE CHECK AND
Universidad delValle de México
Liliana Patricia Coral Baas
Human Resources Management
when an employer contacts a job applicant’s previous:
To learn more about his or her job history or educational
Telling the truth
of resumes can contain false or tweaked
What Employers Check…
It depends on how
much verification the
during the hiring
Some employers will
detail of your resume
Sample Reference Check
When did (name) work for your company? Could you
confirm starting and ending employment dates? When
did s/he leave the company?
Why did (name) leave the company?
What was her/his starting and ending salary?
What was her/his position? Can you describe the job
Could I briefly review (name's) resume? Does the job title
and job description match the position that (name) held?
What can't be included in a
There is some information that cannot be disclosed
under any circumstances, like:
The best way to prepare for a background check is to be
aware of the information that an employer might find
Make sure you know what your references are going to
say about you.
Most importantly, make sure your resume and job
applications are accurate and truthful